[Mono-list] GemBox.Spreadsheet 2.9 supporting Mono

Zeljko at GemBox Software ZeljkoS at gemboxsoftware.com
Tue Sep 11 09:31:49 EDT 2007

Yes, we use sequence of pseudorandom numbers to encrypt/decrypt serial key
for Professional version of our product. That was the quickest way when we
implemented licensing mechanism, we didn't realize until recently it can
present a problem.


GemBox Software

-----Original Message-----
From: Miguel de Icaza [mailto:miguel at novell.com] 
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 7:37 AM
To: Zeljko at GemBox Software
Cc: mono-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] GemBox.Spreadsheet 2.9 supporting Mono


> After customer request, we have modified our .NET component to work with
> Mono. To do so few minor changes were required and full rewrite of Random
> methods (since .NET Framework and Mono return different random values for
> the same seed).

This seems like an odd dependency to have (depending on the random
number generator to have the same values).

Is there a reason for that?


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