[Mono-list] New Suse?

Francisco T. Martinez martinf@mfconsulting.com
Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:34:58 -0500

I think that the recent talk in the press about a new version of SuSe is 
concerning Nat Friedman's comments about SuSe Desktop Linux.  I am 
almost sure that particular version of SuSe is not  available through 
conventional distribution channels yet.


As far as SuSe 9.1 and Mono 1.0.1,  I personally think  is very stable 
and remarkably easy to install when you use Red-carpet.  You are right 
about needing ONE and only ONE tar file -- mod_mono.  However, it is a 
marked improvement over versions of Mono prior to 1.0 in terms of 
installation and interaction with SuSe 9.0 or 9.1.

I will be waiting outside of Fry's Electronics doors at 5:00 AM the day 
that SuSE DLN is available for purchase. :)


Carl Olsen wrote:

>I don't know how stable it is.  The first thing I tried was to install Mono
>1.0.1 from the RMPs on the www.mono-project.com website.  YaST2 would not
>allow me to install all of them.  I switched to Red Carpet and everything
>installed perfectly.  However, I still need to download the binaries and tar
>them to get the README files for the configuration details.  Also, I have no
>idea whether my machine is still stable.  I just got through installing all
>the Mono stuff from Red Carpet at 1:30 AM this morning, so I still don't
>know how well it is working.  I have to go to work now, so I won't know
>until this evening whether any of it actual works.
>My whole purpose in using Mono is for ASP.NET, so Mono .30 that comes on the
>distribution disks for SuSE 9.1 Professional is not going to do me much
>good.  I bought the product because it is a Novell product and I just assume
>that it will be a good bet for Mono development, since Novell now owns
>Ximian, etc.
>So far, it looks like SuSE 9.1 Professional is a good choice.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
>>admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Molenda, Mark P
>>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 8:27 AM
>>To: 'Carl Olsen'; Molenda, Mark P; mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>>Subject: RE: [Mono-list] New Suse?
>>Thanks Carl,
>>  I may give that a shot.  It's weird though Suse/Ximian/Novell etc. are
>>tied together, why wouldn't they put their product (1.0 and above) on the
>>distribution?  3.0 always installed anywhere I tried it,it's when you try
>>add the other libraries to get some windows forms development done that it
>>becomes unusable.  Once again thanks
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Carl Olsen [mailto:carl@carl-olsen.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:19 AM
>>To: 'Molenda, Mark P'; mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>>Subject: RE: [Mono-list] New Suse?
>>I just bought SuSE 9.1 Professional on Sunday and it comes with Mono .30
>>one of the CDs, but you have to install it using YaST2.  I ended up using
>>YaST2 to install Red Carpet, and I used Red Carpet to install Mono 1.0.1.
>>I'm still in the process of configuring the machine.  I don't consider
>>to be "pre-installed", but it's still a nice Linux product.  I would
>>recommend it, but don't think it's going to be as simple as "pre-
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
>>>admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Molenda, Mark P
>>>Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 7:55 AM
>>>To: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>>>Subject: [Mono-list] New Suse?
>>>I read in the trade journals that there is a new Suse distribution
>>>that comes with mono pre-installed.  Is this true?
>>>Mono-list maillist  -  Mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>>Mono-list maillist  -  Mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>Mono-list maillist  -  Mono-list@lists.ximian.com