[Mono-list] Help Required

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
09 Oct 2002 19:15:26 -0400


> 	I am a novice to .Net, and my company is working on Microsoft .net.
> we are web solution providers and have done the same in one of a .net
> product using Microsoft. myself and my company are interested in porting the
> same application to Linux. we don't know how to proceed. I'll be very
> thankful if you could help. let me know is it possible and if yes how.
> please consider that I am a novice to .net

This depends largely on the class libraries that you use on Windows.  If
you use classes that are present in Mono, then you can just copy the
binary.  If you use some classes that we do not have, you could
contribute those to the project (and everyone would be happier).

In some cases the contribution is very large (like Windows.Forms is
going to be a very large task), so you might want to consider replacing
the front-end if you are in a hurry with a Gtk# or Qt# based front-end
in the meantime.