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

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Thu Mar 30 07:13:07 EST 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 12:58 +0530, Sharique uddin Ahmed Farooqui wrote:
> 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.

Rudimentary support for this exists in Mono.Unix and Mono.Unix.Native,
in Mono.Posix.dll.

> Everything (i.e. services, cronjobs, even kernel resources etc ) on
> linux can be handled directly without calling any other api (or system
> call).

One problem with this: none of it is standardized.  Red Hat will differ
from SuSE will differ from Debian will differ from...

At least for startup scripts, and lots of other things.

I for one don't wish to keep up with all of the potential variations.

 - Jon

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