[Mono-list] Mono suite?!

Terry L. Triplett c0d3g33k at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 10:23:36 EDT 2006

Interesting idea, but not necessarily in the way you meant it.  The things
you list are applications that happen to run on Mono, but they aren't really
integral to Mono as a platform or runtime environment.  It's hard to see the
overall benefit of such a loose collection of applications (unless there's
some level of integration I don't know about that would support the concept
of a 'suite').

I find more interesting the idea of a Mono "bundle" that added useful things
that aren't part of Mono proper to enhance/expand the capabilities of a Mono
installation.   Things like the Tao bindings, say, or other bindings to
useful libraries so a developer or application distributor could have
"batteries included" support for things like OpenGL or SDL.

All told, however, this kind of thing is probably more useful on Windows or
other platforms without good package management support, since the Linux
distributions I know of that support Mono already do a good job of managing
Mono-dependent applications and libraries as discrete packages.  There's
really no need for a bundle, since the package manager will pull in the
packages you need as dependencies of the application or library you are
interested in using.

On 7/13/06, smurfd <smurfd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. So the other day i was thinking about something.
> Wouldnt it be great, to have kindof like a mono suite (yeah i know what
> you are thinking. "got it already") but i was more thinking in the lines of
> say using that nifty installer and instead of it just installing the mono
> development tools, it installed like the larger utillities aswell.
> like f-spot, banshee, muine, beagle etc..
> just a thought.
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