[Mono-dev] We want to contribute

Jesse Guardiani jesse at guardiani.us
Mon Jul 17 15:01:45 EDT 2006

Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ] wrote:
> Martin Hinks escribió:
>> My main gripe with MonoDevelop is that the official IDE
>> for cross-platform .NET is not cross-platform.
> Yes, that's the same thing I claimed when I wrote "nowadays, it is very 
> difficult to convince people about using a multiplatform development 
> tool whose own IDE is not multiplatform".
> Regards.
> 	Andrés	[ knocte ]
> -- 

I understand the concern, but isn't mono very comparable to a Java VM?
Of course, it includes a huge open source class library too, but it
seems to be very similar to the way Java has multiple VMs (IBM, Sun, MS, Blackdown, etc).

I think people just aren't used to thinking of .NET as a technology like
Java. They prefer to think of it as some mysterious thing from Microsoft.

In that light, it makes sense to not write an IDE for win32 as the win32
folks already have a ton of their own IDEs. But, then again, we made
mono itself run on win32, so why not the mono IDE?

I could go round and round with myself in my head all day on this. :)

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at guardiani.us

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