[Fwd: Re: [Mono-list] [OT] Windows and Linux, development practices.]

James Ots me@jamesots.com
22 May 2002 20:34:22 +0100

Gahh. Can you post that comment I sent you to the list. Mozilla replied
to you rather than the list


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From: Garrett Serack <gserack@experientia.org>
To: James Ots <me@jamesots.com>
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] [OT] Windows and Linux, development practices.
Date: 22 May 2002 11:45:11 -0600

Chris J. Breisch wrote:


>I currently use Cygwin under XP Pro on my nearly identical Inspiron
>8100.  I doubt that will change in the near future.  I develop under
>Windows and test with Mono under Cygwin.  I have a desktop system that I
>will be putting Linux back on this weekend, and my initial plan is to
>have it dual boot to XP Pro.  I may move some of my development efforts
>there.  I hope to eventually move all of my development efforts there,
>but I doubt I will at the start.

Hmmm.. The 8100 has an NVidia GPU right?.  I wonder if that supports dual-headedness?

>I just need to figure out something that should be an FAQ but I can't
>find anywhere, which is how to make a Linux box live on a Windows 2000
>domain (I need domain security, DHCP client, etc.).
>			-chris

Ooooh. Good Question.  I keep switching environments, and I haven't 
registered my laptop into my client's domain, so this isn't so much of 
an issue, but I would like to know about it too.

James Ots wrote:

>This question was very interesting to me, as I currently dual boot
>between Linux and Windows 2000 on my desktop machine, spending most of
>my time in Linux. I have had very little success running anything in
>WINE or Vmware.
I've had *moderate* success with wine, but I haven' t tried any 
development tools.

I used to use VMWare lots, but I find it feels quite synthetic compared 
to the native os. It just feels funny.

>At work I have tried the latest demo of vmware on an XP machine and it
>runs fine - I would have no problems using it for anything.
>I'm about to get an Inspiron 8200 (work have ordered it for me as a
>leaving present), on which I am planning to run only Linux. I'll be
>using SuSE 8.0 on a brand new machine, so I may get vmware to work and
>run Win2k in it, but vmware is very expensive. It would make a very nice
>environment to work in though - lots of linux and a bit of windows,
>appropriately in a window. It would make mono development far easier, as
>at the moment it's pretty difficult to work in just Linux, as the
>documentation isn't there. The web documentation is too slow. If I could
>run the .NET documentation in vmware that would be lovely. And I could
>run SharpDevelop in there as well.
I was thinking about using VMWare under Linux to run windows, but rather 
than using the OS thru the VMWare window, I thought I might try using 
the Terminal Services client to connect to XP from Linux (Either the 
ActiveX control, running under something like Codeweavers, or the free 
implementation (/.*RDP.*/ ? ) of the TS Client.

>I wouldn't bet on being able to run any .NET is Wine, but I think vmware
>would be a practical solution, if expensive.
No, I wouldn't either, but I've seen strange things from Wine Before... 
I'da bet big bucks they'd never get some of the MS software to run, but 
they did.

>I'm sorry, that's not really much help - I've just waffled about random
>stuff. Oh well.
Does anyone what source of Wine is the best these days? After the fork, 
it gets muddy.