[Mono-list] intro

Jerry Windrel jerry.windrel@verizon.net
Sun, 30 May 2004 13:57:38 -0400

Hello... I just joined this list, and thought I'd write a brief intro
message.  Apologies in advance if this is out of line. (I couldn't locate a
"list charter")

I'm interested in C# and ASP.NET out of technical curiousity / hacking
instinct and also out of desire to keep abreast of technology for the sake
of my career.  Since I will not likely be able to use .NET in my job in the
near future, my plan is to use it instead for development on a web site I
manage on a volunteer basis for a non-profit organization.

I am hosting the site through "linode.com" which provides me with a Linux
VPS (virtual private server), which I'm finding quite exciting since it
gives me full control (root access) of my "virtual server" at quite a low
cost to the organization.  The organization also gives me pretty much a free
hand in how I develop the site (one of the advantages of working for free
:). I have Debian/woody and apache running on my server (although other
distros are possible if I would want to rebuild the server).

So I figure Mono is the perfect match between my .NET learning goals and my
hosting situation.  Since I have root access I can install whatever I want,
so why not use "mod-mono" for my server-based processing needs?  As of now,
my site sticks with straight HTML, although there are definite possibilities
for going further.

So far I have installed mono using the stable (woody) debian package at
http://www.debianplanet.org/mono and succussfully compiled and run a "hello
world" console program (yay!).  However, I have not yet figured out how to
install the apache module "mod-mono" for "woody".   (It does not seem to be
available at debianplanet).

I'd appreciate any assistance on installing mod-mono, as well as any general
comments and suggestions regarding my plans, including links to introductory
resources such as Howtos and tutorials.