[Mono-list] Re: Suggestions

Robert Jordan robertj@gmx.net
Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:51:52 +0100


>  From http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET
> "Both are fully functional at this point."
> This is somewhat disingenuous.  A .net web developer is going to presume 
> that this means it works just like IIS and .Net but on linux with mono 
> and apache.
> It doesnt work on windows with apache and mono
> It doesnt work on OSX with apache and mono
> It works on linux - but only if your idea of good systems administration 
> includes restarting apache everytime you make a change to your site.
> I know there is a bug open about it, i know there is a control panel 
> work around.  But really, ASP.Net development with mono is completely 
> unuseable for real world situations on any platform.  This is despite 
> the fact that most of it is pretty much there waiting to be used.

I don't agree with this point.

Sure, it would be nicer if XSP+mod_mono would behave more like
ASP.NET+IIS, but this is not an issue for professional ASP.NET/XSP

Serious development implies a staging/development server,
so I simply don't care whether I have to restart Apache
or not: it's just a script that gets called after a
sucessful build.