[Mono-list] Beginners Questions : How to....
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 11:55:09 -0500
On Sun, 2003-10-26 at 10:47, Qutronic wrote:
> So here are my "beginners" questions:
> - Which IDE should I use?
OK, those aren't IDEs (though Emacs could qualify as an OS).
There are at least three IDEs on Linux: Eclipse (aimed at Java),
KDevelop (C++) and Anjuta (C, C++).
Eclipse has partial support for C# (see below for more information), but
it's not quite up to it's Java support (last I checked).
KDevelop and Anjuta might have Syntax highlighting support for C#, but
that's probably the extent of it. I haven't heard anything about
support for using the "mcs" compiler, for example.
This is a question that should get a better answer in the future.
SharpDevelop is rumored to be targeting Linux post 1.0. But until then,
there might not be anything. Sorry.
> - How can I get it installed and working?
Grab the RPMs (KDevelop, Anjuta)? Except for Eclipse, which is a tar.gz
(tar xzf eclipse-<version>.tar.gz). You can get the .tar.gz at
Eclipse C# syntax highlighting is a separate download, available at:
> - Is there a graphical Development Enviroment at all?
Sort of. See above.
> - How can I get the mono debugger to work?
The mono debugger is in a unstable state. So... you don't get it to
This should be fixed (I hope?) by Mono 1.0.
As a partial replacement, there's always System.Console.WriteLine. :-)
Mono (the jit) also has a --trace argument, which can be used to spit
out extra tracing information. Use --debug to get line-number
information in exception stack traces (use mcs -g to generate debugging
> I tried to build it on my machine, but I can't get beyond
> Configure keeps complaining "Cant find jay".
> - What is jay, and what do I have to do to get it working on my
"Jay" is a C# version of Yacc. If that's confusing, ignore it.
It can be found in the "Mono Class Libraries and C# Compiler" source
It's also in the "mcs" CVS repository.
Within the tarball/repository, "jay" is in the "jay" sub-directory.
It has a Makefile, so just enter the "jay" directory and type "make".
The "jay" binary will be placed in the same directory, so you'll need to
ensure that "mcs/jay" is in your PATH so that the debugger Makefiles can
> May be there is a paper out there in the www that some one has written
> who went through all this already? That would be greate!
There's always the mono-list archives...
> Sorry, if some,many, maybe all of these questions sound stupid, but as
> I said I am a beginner concerning this subject and I hope to find some
> one who can get me on the way.
Feel free to keep asking questions.