[Mono-list] Has Mono delivered?
schwuk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 10:13:51 EST 2006
On 11/01/06, Jonathan Pryor <jonpryor at vt.edu> wrote:
> Something implied by "better tools to develop software" is "more
> productive developers." Mono *does* do this, as is seen with F-Spot, an
> imaging application written entirely by one person, never mind all the
> other useful Gtk# apps that have shown up (Tomboy, Blam!, Beagle...).
Where are the rest though? The same apps are always mentioned, so it's
obvious people *aren't* choosing to use Mono over the alternatives.
> There is an emphasis on autotools because developers are familiar with
> it, and it has minimal dependencies. If you prefer, you could use NAnt.
> Or you can use MonoDevelop's project files. There are a number of
> solutions that exist. However, all alternative solutions complicate
> other things, such as requiring some tool be installed (NAnt,
> MonoDevelop). This doesn't matter if the tool is already installed for
> you, but if you're installing from scratch it's one more thing you need
> before you can work. This is the advantage of autotools -- it's
> everywhere. Alas, it's also non-ideal for Win32.
Why don't we bundle one of the alternatives with Mono then?
> The only advantage of CPAN-like systems is that it's easy to use.
It's also a damn sight more up-to-date.
> See also:
Interesting thread - does anyone know if there's been any further progress?
Dave Murphy (Schwuk)
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