[Mono-devel-list] Re: [Gtk-sharp-list] MonoDevelop Lite

Todd Berman tberman at off.net
Sat Jun 25 21:52:28 EDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 21:22 -0400, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> Anyone interested working on a Lite version of MonoDevelop?
> This version would be based off current MonoDevelop source code, but it 
> would be missing features which prevent it from building or running on 
> other platforms.
> I would love to see MonoDevelop run on current Mono/Gtk# running on 
> Windows. It would have to run on multiple platforms: Linux, Windows, and 
> Mac OS X, and possibly others...  It would have to be packagable too.  I 
> would like to see it with the next  Mono/Gtk# Windows Installer.
> Three questions:
> 1. what are the current requirments for MonoDevelop

mono (not any CLR, but mono specifically)

(these are off the top of my head)

> 2. what parts of MonoDevelop could be modified or removed to allow it to 
> be built and run on Windows?

gconf-sharp would have to be replaced, however it is used *very*
sparingly, and could easily be extracted out.

gtkhtml-sharp is used to display the integrated documentation. This is
something that could be removed, or something that could be ported.
Because evo is being ported, and that uses gtkhtml3, i would recommend
looking into that.

gecko-sharp is barely used honestly. And even though we *could* remove
it, we would end up adding it back eventually for asp.net support.
However, to bootstrap the effort, I would recommend just removing it.
Although, paco and zbowling have had some success making it work on
win32 (I have used gecko-sharp on win32 before myself)

gnome-sharp is used for a couple widgets. Most likely, it could be
abstracted pretty easily.

gtksourceview-sharp is insanely important (obviously). This is something
that would have to be ported to run on win32.

As far as the mono + pkg-config deps. I would recommend working
initially with them, but as time goes on, it would be very nice to see
MD work on a pure .NET setup w/o mono at all.

> 3. who would be interested in heading this up?

Not me :)

I am interested in helping out as much as I can, and offering some
guidance, but I don't have time to lead such an effort.


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