[Mono-dev] Mono's future

Quandary quandary82 at hailmail.net
Wed Jul 6 07:15:33 EDT 2011

I thought I might add ZIP code DB + Region DB + Country DB to the things 
I want to provide on the support site, under some rubrique like 

If some people here can provide their country's zip-codes,  I'll add it 
to the db.
Naturally, I would provide ALL of Switzerland's ZIP codes.


CREATE TABLE [dbo].[T_ZIP_YourCountry](
     [ZIP_UID] [uniqueidentifier] NOT NULL,
     [ZIP_ID] [int] NOT NULL,
     [ZIP_Number] [int] NULL,
     [ZIP_String] [nvarchar](4000) NULL,
     [ZIP_Name_Short] [nvarchar](4000) NULL,
     [ZIP_Name_Long] [nvarchar](4000) NULL,
     [ZIP_State_Abbv] [nvarchar](20) NULL
     [ZIP_Country_ISO] [nvarchar](2) NULL

Make sure ZIP_Name_ short+long is in the native language, not English. 
If it's only provided in English (and English is not the native 
language, add an additional nvarchar column, like name_en)).
Else it's going to be a mess.

e.g. (Swiss ZIPs)
ID,   ZIP_Nr,   Zip_Str,  Name_Sort,  Name_Long,                        
state, iso_ctry
56E65A31-15AB-4352-9335-2FCB8931BDBF,    0,    1201,   '1201',       
Genève,       Genève,                                 GE,     CH
23899739-3D30-4C79-ABCA-375EEDCE3A02,   1,    1200,    '1200',      
Genève,       Genève,                                  GE,     CH
5A56CD0A-848E-4B43-8B30-F3C15F049AE5,   2,    1200,    '1200',   Genève 
1,       Genève 1,                               GE,     CH
A804CE5E-A4AC-410E-8564-DF76EC74BE1E,    3,    1200,    '1200',   Genève 
2,      Genève 2 Cornavin Dépôt,    GE,     CH

I think the drupal project would be a nice source for such partial lists.
So if someone has 'too much' time...

Equal things for a list of States/"Administrative Units"/Regions of 

Timezone and monthname/weekname might also be useful, but that can be 
read out from .NET on Windows automatically.

Am 05.07.2011 23:50, schrieb Pablo Ruiz:
> Hi,
> I'm interested on offering my services for training, bugfixing, etc. 
> so let me know which kind of details you will need (a resume or 
> something similiar I guess).
> Algo, regarding libraries and wrappers working on mono, take a look at 
> https://github.com/pruiz/WkHtmlToXSharp which is one of my projects 
> and which we have deployed on Linux/Mono.
> PD: I'm located on Spain, so on-site services would be restricted to 
> Spain mostly, or southern UE when possible.
> Greets.
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Quandary <quandary82 at hailmail.net 
> <mailto:quandary82 at hailmail.net>> wrote:
>     I plan on setting up a website on mono support.
>     It will:
>      - Collect paid support request and people able to do paid support
>     (rent-a-coder style)
>      - Collect bug reports (and bounties anybody sets out to get a
>     specific
>     bug fixed)
>      - Provide a list of people searching and offering mono/Linux-related
>     training
>      - Provide a general .NET marketplace for (larger) code snippets
>     (buy/sell + for free)
>      - Collect mono related tutorials and organize them (also make it
>     possible for users to submit one)
>      - Collect volunteer-work and providing ideas for such
>      - Provide a troubleshoot forum & wiki
>      - and of course collect money/donations (partially by ads,
>     unobtrusively)
>     If you want to be on the supplier list, drop me a mail (caution, my
>     mailbox might be full).
>     It will also publish some libraries that almost work with mono on
>     Linux,
>     with the necessary fixes
>     (DNS/ExcelPackagePlus, screenshot library, dataBase abstraction/access
>     layer, ffmpeg-wrapper, SendKeys library for X11 [yes, I have it
>     working], etc.)
>     Then, I also want to put up some introductory
>     quick-start-tutorials for
>     SQL-databases that run on Linux (MySQL, PostGre, Oracle, Sybase,
>     FireBird, ODBC).
>     As well as the setup thereof.
>     I also plan to put an Android-APK dex/Java-decompiler online (of
>     course
>     only to be used on your own creations :) ).
>     The SendKeys library is something I had to implement for that, because
>     the decompiler backend is deliberately made a GUI application (and
>     packed + encrypted), so it couldn't be used for precisely this. The
>     freely available tools aren't quite good enough. I can, by now, remote
>     control the GUI decompiler from a WinForms and a console application,
>     but I still struggle a bit to get this tinkering-program-design
>     somehow
>     to work in a multithreaded environment.
>     I will also make available a text-to-speech webservice, with an
>     espeak-backend (pinvoke wrapper finished).
>     Future plans are a virus-checking webservice (ClamAV pinvoke TBD)+ a
>     mime-identification service (I now have a working libmagic wrapper).
>     I've been working on those things for quite a while.
>     By now, it's working with MVC3 with Razor + Ajax + JQuery + nHibernate
>     on Linux and PostGre/Firebird/MySQL (+ MS-SQL).
>     I now got a new server, x64 with 4 GB RAM, running Ubuntu Server
>     11.04 +
>     nginx + mono 2.10.2
>     with virtual name-based hosting up-and-running, even for punycode
>     URLs.
>     That should be fast enough for the beginning.
>     However, the nameservers I use(d) are 'switching to a better support
>     mode', which is a nice way to say that they will start to charge
>     ridiculous fees, so I was busy setting up my own nameservers, for
>     that I
>     will never have to move my nameserver-entries ever again in the future
>     (believe me, setting up bind9-DLZ is a undocumented pain-in-the
>     ass that
>     can consume an entire weekend with ease).
>     Since I got bind9-dlz running, I will also offer DNS service (for
>     free,
>     if reasonably few traffic).
>     Which I later-on intend to combine with a cheap mono website-hosting
>     service, of which FREE DNS service will be a part :)).
>     However, this is time-consuming, and since I also have a normal job 8
>     hours a day, 5 days a week - and since I already have to work overtime
>     there (we've TOO MUCH work here, we're delivering next week what
>     should
>     have been delivered in January 2011), and since I'm also helping out
>     (paid) a workmate writing a supplier-data-exchange soap-interface for
>     his own little private commercial project till mid-month (he's run
>     into
>     his own set of problems with overtime + family), there will be an
>     early
>     prototype online at the end of the month, at best. However, I'm
>     not sure
>     whether it's wise to put something half-finished online, so I might
>     still reconsider even that - I'll see what I have at the end of
>     the month.
>     In the meantime, I could use any help I can get.
>     Particularly:
>     - ideas / suggestion
>     - somebody who's fluent in Gimp/Photoshop for creating design stuff,
>     logo, banner, etc.
>     - somebody who has already done a pinvoke wrapper for ClamAV (there is
>     one half-finished one on SourceForge, I think)
>     Kind regards
>     Stefan
>     On 07/05/2011 11:26 AM, Andrew Brehm wrote:
>     > Robert Jordan wrote:
>     >> On 01.07.2011 12:01, ah hatem wrote:
>     >>> What is the current status of mono after the layoff of the
>     entire mono
>     >>> team?
>     >>> How will that affect mono on the short and long terms? How
>     much of the
>     >>> mono
>     >> The former Novell employees are now focused on product development
>     >> for mobile platforms and their tooling. Parts of Mono/.NET
>     >> framework unrelated to these platforms may become more or less
>     >> abandoned, but they already were, so this is nothing new!
>     >>
>     >>
>     > I do hope that Xamarin will also offer Mono for Mac OS X, Linux
>     and Windows
>     > like Novell did before.
>     >
>     > MonoMac is too good to give up!
>     >
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