[Mono-list] ".NET 3.0" misnomer

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Aug 14 10:21:05 EDT 2006


> Having more ready-to-use cross-platform libraries that fit such  
> niches would help to that aspect (e.g. few really need a clone of an  
> everchanging WSE but people might need some of the features  
> independent of the API). Might it be possible to host something like  
> http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ to assist developers in  
> finding existing cross-platform or Mono-specific libraries? For  
> example, have a category Graphics or Charts and list ZedGraph and  
> NPlot there and make it easily locatable on the site - as a marketing  
> effect this would show to people new to Mono that there are in fact  
> lots of compatible libraries around, and for the existing developers  
> it could avoid some lengthy googling for specific things.

The idea is good, if we can find someone to maintain the directory, I
would be happy to hand out accounts to the web site.   

> Mentioning that we could/should add missing features ourselves, I  
> might try that for System.IO.UnmanagedMemoryStream (which appeared to  
> be missing in 1.1.16?), writing a new C# class is pretty  
> straightforward and does not require knowledge of previous code, but  
> messing around with the runtime definitely is not as easy.

Someone contributed a patch for it, which is on my queue for review.


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