[Mono-list] asp.net question

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo@gnome-db.org
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 18:40:17 +0200

* [ Andrew Stopford <Astopford@beta.dabs.com>
* Wed, 17 Jul 2002 09:40:58 +0200 ]
> >Gonzalo is now running the sample ASP.NET applications on Linux with the
> Mono runtime. It still needs polishing though, and help with the various
> ASP.NET controls would be appreciated. The ASP.NET >community seems more
> poor than the PHP community, we need to have a few open source controls to
> do things dynamic rendering (libart+gdk-pixbuf again can do most of the
> work), charts and components >like the kind of thing you see in the PHP
> universe: to bring nice GPL code to the masses of Windows developers, lure
> them into the world of Linux. 
> I would loveto help in this respect and I have a few questions :)  

Perfect! We need more hands to test, fix and improve the existing

> Will asp.net support in Mono run on Windows ?

Yes. It's written in C# and eventually it will be fully compatible with
MS System.Web API.

> Will C# be the target language for components or will the VB.NET runtime
> allow developers to use VB ?

Once C# is fully supported, why not? :)

> What is the aims of this project, to port all the components that ship with
> the commerical version of asp.net i.e. buttons, datagrid, datalist, calender
> etc ?

All the controls shipped with MS ASP.NET will be supported. Also the API
that provides with ASP.NET hosting capabilities.

> I agree the PHP guys have a huge component following and I agree that
> asp.net could do the same, I would not however say its poorly done its just
> that many people tend to sell what they do :) To this end I think we need
> really encourage folks to start developing components with C# and the
> asp.net support in Mono, create documentation, samples etc etc and get the
> resources up on go-mono.

Yeah! Hopefully we will be doing it :)

- Gonzalo

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier <gonzalo@gnome-db.org>