[Mono-list] what's with all this Windows stuff?

Garrett Rooney rooneg@electricjellyfish.net
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 19:16:54 -0400

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 03:52:10PM -0400, Tobias DiPasquale wrote:
> So here I am trying to compile the class libraries for Mono on my Linux 
> box, and I come to find that it's not implemented yet. I was wondering 
> why it was the Ximian developers would be so far behind on the UNIX 
> front, when Mono was created specifically for the GNU/Linux crowd? Is 
> there a plan to fix this soon, because otherwise, to use .NET, we need 
> to run Windows, and I think we all know that that's not going to happen. 
> Let us know what's up over there. Thanks.

lets try and keep in mind that writing a virtual machine, even a crappy one
with low performance that would only be suitable for development while a
better one is in the works, is a big job, and it isn't going to happen
overnight.  so is writing a compiler.  so is writing the class library to
support them.

work on all three of these things is happening.  if you want confirmation of
that just subscribe to the mono-cvs mailing list.  until it progresses far
enough to support development on unix, you'll just have to wait or develop on
windows.  i don't particularly like it, but that's the way it is.

remember, the project has a public life span that so far can be measured in
weeks.  asking for a fully working development environment on unix (hell,
asking for a barely working development environment on unix) at this point is
expecting a bit much.

garrett rooney                     Unix was not designed to stop you from 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net       doing stupid things, because that would  
http://electricjellyfish.net/      stop you from doing clever things.