[Mono-dev] Mono on wine redux

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Apr 11 09:45:43 EDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Andreas Nahr
<ClassDevelopment at a-softtech.com> wrote:
> > Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> > >  Today, Mono can directly run a very large subset of .NET apps
> > > that were built on Windows with no or very few modifications.
> >
> > Got a list of commercial software which was written without
> > any thought of portability to Mono, and which runs well on Mono?
> > I see http://www.mono-project.com/Software, but that all
> > seems to be apps that were specifically ported to Mono
> > or written with Mono originally.
>  It would likely be more fitting to have a list of "pure" .Net Applications
>  that do NOT run on MONO.

But what percent of .net apps are pure?  If that fraction is small,
as I suspect it is, then for Mono to really rock the world, it's going
to have to tackle impure apps, too.  That is of course incredibly difficult,
and would require considerable cooperation between the Mono and Wine projects.

If both Wine and Mono continue on their current upward trajectories,
I predict that such cooperation is inevitable, despite past friction.
- Dan

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