[Mono-dev] Re: What would you like to see in Mono?

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Thu Apr 6 18:55:35 EDT 2006

Maxime de Lavenne wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com 
>> [mailto:mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf 
>> Of James Mansion
>> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 12:28 AM
>> To: Jonathan Pryor
>> Cc: Dave Cramer; mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
>> Subject: RE: [Mono-dev] Re: What would you like to see in Mono?
>>> One problem with this: none of it is standardized.  Red Hat 
>> will differ 
>> >from SuSE will differ from Debian will differ from...
>> Sure - but surely you define an interface, and the 
>> environment can define a localised implementation for your 
>> flavour of UNIX.
>> Hopefully this would not be Linux specific, but would be 
>> achievable on Solaris and *BSD too. (And who cares about AIX, eh? ;-))
>> I don't think Mono should have to ship with all possible 
>> implementations - a couple and a null implementation that 
>> throws NotImplemented or similar should be enough.
> I don't understand that approach. Java's JVM works out of the box on all
> systems (or please slam me if I am wrong :)
> Why can't mono ?

You're out of context. The original question of this subthread was:

"I want to see a system wide api in Mono (sonthing like System.linux or
linux.system).  By using this u can handle any kind of stuff on linux.
Everything (i.e. services, cronjobs, even kernel resources etc ) on
linux can be handled directly without calling any other api (or system


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