[Mono-list] completely new with mono...

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Sat Apr 14 07:34:48 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 16:06 -0700, heycheese wrote:
> hey all, i recently received a few books, "Mono - A Developer's Notebook" and
> "Practical Mono" from a family member. I'm still pretty clueless as to how
> to use Mono, I was wondering if learning C++ or C# would help me at all in
> the learning process, or maybe if theres another book that dumbs down Mono
> for someone completely new to using it like myself.

Mono is a runtime environment for "managed code" -- code generated from
C#, Visual Basic .NET, C++/CLI (with /clr:pure), boo, Nemerle....

In order to use Mono, you just need to execute a program written in one
of those languages, such as MonoDevelop, Banshee, Beagle, etc.  Running
the program implicitly uses of Mono.

You can either use one of those pre-existing programs, or create new
programs using any language that targets Mono or .NET.

 - Jon

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