[Mono-list] 4 mono questions (very basic)

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
10 Feb 2002 00:14:54 -0500

> 1) is there a mono newsgroup?

Not that I know of.  mono-list seems to be the closest thing so far.

> 2) on linux, can I run mint inside a debugger? I wanted to step through a 
> mint session to see how it works, but kdbg told me this:
>   (process:13680): ** WARNING **: cant resolve internal call to
>     "System.AppDomain::getDefaultAssemblies"
>   Unhandled exception ...ArgumentOutOfRangeExc... Argument is out of range.
>   #0: 0x00034 in System.Collections.Hashtable::.ctor ([0] [nan][(nil)..
>   #1: 0x00005 in System.Collections.Hashtable::.ctor ([0] [nan] )
>   #2: 0x00007 in System.Collections.Hashtable::.ctor ()
>   #3: 0x00000 in System.Threading.Thread::.cctor ()
> I should mention that the mint session runs okay as a standalone.

It works for me under the debugger.  To track the problem down, I
suggest you set a breakpoint on the routine "g_log" and take it from

> 3) Could you describe how to run gtk-sharp/sample/ButtonApp.cs (on linux)?
> After downloading mono, do I first have to use a windows machine to create a 
> compiler from mcs/mcs/driver.cs? And do I run the compiler via "mint"?

Yes, you need to compile the compiler and the runtime libraries on
Windows first.  I am doing a release shortly that should alleviate the

> 4) Is there any support for System.Windows.Forms, or do I have to use 
> Gtk.Window instead?

We will be working on System.Windows.Forms in April (or if someone
volunteers earlier, I can give technical guidance), but until then,
there is no Windows.Forms yet.