[Mono-list] Some questions about mono

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
07 Jan 2002 13:25:01 -0500

> 1. The License

These questions are addressed on the FAQ on the web site.  But the short
answer is `yes, you can build commercial applications with it'.  Stay
tuned, we have even better good news in the pipeline about this. 

> So, is it possible, that you create a C-Sharp program, that changed the 
> native-code  Windows hull of the Assembly to an Unix hull. And a program, 
> which changed a Unix hull to native-code Windows hull? And is it possible, 
> that you write mint so, that it starts both: programs with a Windows hull 
> and programs with an Unix hull?

In Linux there is a feature to register file handlers with the kernel.  

You can find information about this feature here:

Let us know what you come up with. 

> mcs-0.7.tar.gz includes the sources of mcs, which can only be compiled on 
> Windows and mono-0.7.tar.gz includes the sources of the Interpreter which 
> can only be compiled and started under Unix.
> Is it possible, that you create a compiled mcs, so that people only need to 
> install mono-0.7.tar.gz to run and compile C-Sharp programs on Unix?

At this point the compiler still can not run on Linux, work is underway
to make this happen.  When we are ready, we will be shipping a binary
(btw, the 0.7 release is pretty old, you want to use the snapshots

Best wishes,