[Mono-list] Stoked about what you guys are doing.

Dwivedi , Ajay Kumar AjayKumar.Dwivedi@dresdner-bank.com
Wed, 3 Jul 2002 10:35:05 +0100

Hi Gabriel,

> What do I need to watch out for when programming in VB.NET so that I'm
sure to be able to run those apps on Linux?
	Not making any PInvoke or DLL calls should and not using anything in
the Microsoft.* namespaces should suffice. Also do not use any
marked as "This type/method supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and
is not intended to be used directly from your code." even if you know what
these classes/methods do.

> Will I be able to use Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or will I need to switch
to a specific Open Source Database.  Will I need to recode?
    I am not the right person, but IMO there should not be any need to

> Will built-in reporting be supported for crystal reports?  This is a
heavily used part of our system.

    Probably not. Crystal Reports are propriety. Someone may try to emulate
the behaviour, but no-one has yet volunteered.

> Who about writing to the registry? As I understand it, Linux does not have
a counterpart to the registry.  Should I avoid relying on that feature?
    Try to avoid it. Although there would be a emulation for registry in
mono too. IMO GNOME does have a registry like mechanism for configuration.

Hope that helps,