[Mono-list] Re: [Mono-cvs-list] Congratulations for the great job!

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
22 Aug 2001 18:02:39 -0400

> 1) I can see that the runtime is being implemented using C. Since I have
> more experience and prefer C++, and also by the fact that you are
> implementing a runtime that will run object-oriented code, I was wondering
> why you guys haven't chosen C++?

We like C and we are confortable with it.

> 2) If I want to contribute by implementing some classes of the standard
> library, may I do that on Windows by using cygwin? 

Yes you can.  

> And if the answer is yes, what kind of portability issues I should
> be concerned if I am cross-developing from Windows?

Answering this is easier in a case-by-case basis.  Use C# for your
code, and most issues will be taken care of for you.

> 3) And, finally, how can I checkin and checkout to the source code
> repository? Is the access to the CVS repository publicly available (at leat
> read-only), or should I have to send my code to some of you?

You can get daily snapshots done at 10pm EST from the web site.  When
people start contributing, we usually give CVS accounts for checkin
and checkout.