[Mono-list] IDEs, Visual Studio and Mono

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Wed Jun 29 08:53:12 EDT 2005

Hullo :)

Having built up a mess of PHP code over five years, we're now looking at 
making a clean break to something new and shiny. We're a PHP/Linux shop for 
all server activity so would like to use Mono+Apache.

The problem I'm having is finding definitive info on IDEs given that we'll be 
using the Web forms functionality exclusively.

Management would like us to use Visual Studio. VS confuses me greatly. The 
'Standard'  C# edition is about £90 whilst the Developer edition is £1500. 

I guess I'm just looking for some sage advice on how a 5-developer operation 
with source control might work re: a Mono backend.. are there any things I 
need to bear in mind e.g. with a dev working on code and ASP.NET execution on 
localhost, and then submitting to CVS / SVN ? If it works on their local 
machine, should it work with Mono?

What about database connections (we're using MySQL of course..) - is the C# 
code likely to be identical whether run on MS's .NET SDK or Mono?

Does VS even let you use CVS / SVN as opposed to Visual SourceSafe?

Sorry if this is mostly off-topic - am just looking for a little reassurance 
since this is all very new to me.


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