[Mono-list] Re: Visual Studio Addin for Mono

Jim Erwin mono@eyekahn.com
Wed, 23 Jun 2004 17:28:22 -0500


I will echo a couple of other comments I've seen concerning your add-in
for testing Mono stuff in vs.net. Your work IS appreciated. Please keep
the faith and keep on developing the add-in. I plan on downloading and
giving it a try as soon as my work schedule loosens up just a bit.


Jim Erwin

On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 07:37, Francisco T. Martinez wrote:
> Daniel Morgan wrote:
> >I like the idea for testing Mono stuff in vs.net.  I already do this.
> >:-)
> >
> >I have a vs.net solution that has various assemblies built, mostly for
> >testing and debugging System.Data and its data providers.
> >
> >Two big reasons why I use vs.net to do Mono stuff: debugger and editor.
> >...since there is no Mono debugger on Windows.
> >
> >Wouldn't it be cool if someone created a Glade addin?  This way we could
> >visually design gtk# apps in vs.net.
> >
> >  
> >
> As a little update to the development status of my Add-in, I have 
> completed the first Alpha release of it.  It is contained in an MSI 
> file.  I will likely change it to a NSIS installer package later on.  If 
> you or anyone decides to install it, you can expect this.:
>        - A new pop-up menu called prj2make placed  at the top of the 
> Visual Studio .NET 2003 Tools menu.
>        - Create Makefile should generate acceptable nmake.exe 
> Makefile.Win32 files targeting csc.exe and the .NET runtiime.
>        - All other menu options are to be treated as "Under 
> Construction" (I have kept them there as a preview of where I am going 
> with this).
> You can find the MSI on the 'files' section of the Novell Forge project 
> page for prj2make-sharp:
> http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1395
> should be near the bottom of the page. Or you can fetch it out of the 
> Forge ftp site using:
> http://ftp.novell.com/pub/forge/prj2make-sharp/Windows/v0.95/vsprj2makeSetup.msi
> >Somone may have already created a Nunit GUI addin for vs.net, so getting
> >that to work for testing Mono would rock!
> >
> >  
> >
> The initial work on this Add-in (going on 43 hours) has lead me to 
> believe that the biggest contribution that this effort can give the 
> community right now is the core mechanics on how to write a VS Add-in in 
> the first place. If nothing else you can always look at the code in CVS.
> >I know SharpDevelop has an Nunit GUI integrated. 
> >  
> >
> The Add-in could have been a lot further along in terms of capabilities 
> and functionality, but no one has collaborated with me in the issues 
> that I posed on a posting I submitted on Jun 19 to the [Mono-devel-list] 
> with Subject: Visual Studio Addin.
> I realize that everybody is very occupied right now with Mono 1.0 
> release issues, but I can't help to feel a bit sadden by the fact that 
> aside from you and Urs, I have not received any comments (good or bad) 
> on this effort.
> Best regards.
> Paco
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