[Mono-list] NOOB Question
Rolf Bjarne Kvinge
rolflists at ya.com
Thu Aug 28 03:53:41 EDT 2008
> Folks, I am in need of some help. I have been all over the internet
> and these forums looking for some answers, but I am afraid I can't find
> any. My apologies if this has been covered already and my search skills
> I have been asked to pursue a replacement for the front-end of a
> network node information PostGRES database we have running on a *nix
> Currently, the front-end is in an old and hokey version of Zope. After
> looking around for a replacement CMS, and realizing that I would have
> to do a lot of programming anyways, I decided to just develop it in
> asp.net(vb). The situation is this: my test page works fine on my PC
> the DB, gridview shows records, buttons for add/edit/delete work, etc) but
> don't have a single windows server on the platform. So, I want to do a
> proof-of-concept to the powers that be with my existing page on my
> persnal *nix box. Problem is, I am having nothing but problems porting
> application over.
> I installed what I believe to be all the necessary packages
> (mod_mono-1.2.1-1, mono-core-1.2.4-2, mono-data-postgresql-1.2.4-2,
> mono-basic-1.9-1, mono-web-1.2.4-2, mono-winforms-1.2.4-2, and
Your versions are pretty mixed, you'll have a lot let problems if you use
the same version for all components (1.9.1). A lot of VB+aspx issues have
been fixed in mono-core since 1.2.4.
> and made the changes required per a few sites I
> found with some how-to's. But, still no luck. I am 99% sure that it is
> because of my ignorance that I am having these issues. My personal *nix
> machine is running CentOS 5.2, and the development server is running
> So, here are my questions to you fine folks:
> 1.) When I am developing the page, am I better with a "code behind"
> style or "inline" for functionality with mono?
It shouldn't matter.
> 2.) When I copy the page over, do I copy over the entire directory? Or
> just my aspx and .config files?
You'll need everything you need to run on Windows, if you have other
referenced assemblies or resources for instance you'll need to copy over
> 3.) Are there any limitations I need to know about in regard to mono
> and asp.net(vb)?
It should be compatible, otherwise it's a bug.
> I can post code snippets, etc... whatever is needed to work through
> these issues so that I can harness the power of asp.net(vb) for this
> as opposed to something like Drupal or Joomla.
It would be a lot easier to help if you explained the issues (error
messages, etc) :)
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