[Mono-list] Mono 1.1.13 has been released.
Francis Brosnan Blazquez
francis at aspl.es
Fri Jan 13 12:24:51 EST 2006
El mié, 11-01-2006 a las 19:35 +0000, Bill Seddon escribió:
> I have a couple of questions arising from my trials. The first is to
> ask whether I am the only Windows user of Mono and, if not, am I alone
> in experiencing problems trying to get applications to run?
I think you are not alone, we are producing applications running on top
of mono and using Gtk# because we want to run .NET applications on
Windows and Linux. I think the main problem you have is that you are
using Windows Forms that is still not complete in mono.
> reasonable to ask why someone should be interested in running Mono on
> Windows when the original .NET is available.
Many reasons, first because you can run the same code (we are actually
doing so) on windows  and linux platforms. Obviously, something could
fail. What it could be done is to track and report those failures found
so next releases gets better.
>From our experience, using Mono + Gtk# to produce windows applications
is getting more a more stable. From the initial releases we started to
use (1.0.5) until now, Mono have increased its quality, and stability.
But the point is: how alone is a .NET developer when it gets outside
Windows platform? This is critical point to keep in mind if you are
going to be a .NET developer.
> My reason is that Mono
> applications can be run without an install. .NET requires a lengthy
> installation (and a reboot with 1.1 SP) that many administrators (if
> users) will not consider. Mono can be copied on (or even run from a
> memory stick).
This is a good reason.
> The second is to ask if there is enough testing being on Windows. The
> error in the trivial example below results from trying to return the
> root folder of the drive on which an assembly is located. If there is
> no real motivation to support Windows, I'd welcome a statement to that
> effect so that know to look for an alternative solution. Of course,
> like Windows to be a supported platform but I can understand that it
> not be priority for Novell.
Maybe it is not a main target for Novell to have a mono platform running
on Windows, but I'm not wrong when I say you that there are lot of
interest on making mono running on Windows.
Francis Brosnan Blazquez <francis at aspl.es>
Advanced Software Production Line, S.L.
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