[Mono-list] Newbie in NJ

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
16 Feb 2003 18:24:04 -0500

Hello Steve,

> I am looking at trying to get started, but I am, in general a newbie in
> Linux.I would like to spend an hour a day helping out. I think C# is
> cool. I program for a living on Windows, and my motivations for wanting
> to help are:
> 1) I believe you have to code at least an hour a day to keep your skills
> sharp and I have gotten myself into a position where I am not coding as
> much as I used to.
> 2) I think .NET and C# are really cool and would love to see it working
> everywhere.

We recommend that you get one of the pre-packaged versions of Mono to
start with.  This is a softer introduction to Mono.  Try building Mono
with this tree, and then you can graduate to use the CVS version of

CVS usually requires people to keep up to date with changes, patches and
to be in closer contact (through mono-patches and the mailing list
discussions) or it can be a time consuming experience.

You can see how to contribute to the project here: