[Mono-dev] Mono is crossplatform ?

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Mon Apr 3 19:32:51 EDT 2006

Flavio Medeiros wrote:
>   The point is: The Mono WinForms implementation is not complete.  The status
> page says that it is covering 99% of the MS implementation but before our
> tests i think it's not true. Simple apps created with VS.NET using C#
> language on version 1.1 of the MS runtime (Mono claims to be compatible with
> MS .NET implementation) simply suddenly close or shows the controls in the
> wrong positions on the form.
>    It's my opinion only from Winforms perspective. For class libraries it's
> ok, for ASP.NET it's ok, but for crossplatform WinForms it's not ok. I
> believe it will be soon.

There is no lie in those class status pages. None of them tell that
those components are 100% bug-free. In your logic ASP.NET must not
have been ok too since there were still some bugs.

Actual bug reports should be much more welcomed than this kind of
boring complaints. The thing that you say "cross platform" (which
actually isn't exactly) won't come true unless you actually report
the bugs you faced.

BTW Mono's "cross platform on desktop apps" has been done as Gtk#.
It *is* cross platform.

Atsushi Eno

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