[Mono-list] what's with all this Windows stuff?
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
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
email@example.com doing stupid things, because that would
http://electricjellyfish.net/ stop you from doing clever things.