[Mono-list] Some recomendations please

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Mon Apr 3 19:49:17 EDT 2006

> Hi, I'm planning to start developing desktop applications on C# with MySQL
> that can be run under Windows9x,2K,XP and under Linux too.
> I've read about this Mono project, but downloads page says that it is only
> for Windows 2000 or greater and I need something to run on a windows 98
> machine.

It appears that .NET is availble for Windows 98.

> I have a couple of questions about Mono before starting to develop and just
> to check if this is suitable for me. Be patient, I'm a newbie in this.
> 1. Is it possible to develop with Mono using a Windows 98 machine?
> 2. Is it possible to run Mono applications using a Windows 98 machine?

You can run .NET applications,  although I wouldn't be surprised if you
bumped into things that didn't work.  If cygwin will install in Windows
98 I suppose at least some of Mono would run.

> 3. On a client machine, is it possible to install only the mono runtime
> instead the whole package that includes the compiler?


> 4. I need to build reports. At this moment I don't know what to use to
> generate reports. What can I use or what do you recommend for making
> reports?
> Just for the record, I've been programming in Java and using jasperreports
> with iReport (report designer). I've been very happy with Java but I would
> like to change to C# for many reasons.

No idea, we use Jasper/iReport. :)  Nothing so far can approach them for
functionality.  But it is easy to retrieve reports via HTTP from an
OpenReports server from a .NET application.
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