[Mono-dev] We want to contribute

Marek Sieradzki marek.sieradzki at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 15:23:44 EDT 2006

On pon, 2006-07-17 at 15:01 -0400, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> 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?
As John Luke said it wasn't a goal for the MonoDevelop.

If someone wants to do that his work will be probably approved. But it's
really a lot of work to do. It's easy to discuss about what needs to be
done. But when the work needs to be done MonoDevelop on Windows topic
gets completely silent after a week. :) I think that I see this topic
every year.
Marek Sieradzki <marek.sieradzki at gmail.com>

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