[Mono-list] Beginning Questions

Adam Tauno Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Tue Jun 3 09:55:29 EDT 2008

> I am new to Mono and I am considering it for a new web project.
> What I would like to know (and I couldn't straightforwardly find an
> answer to) is:
>  - is it possible to develop commercial web applications in which you
> can pack a whole web app and send it to a client without disclosing
> the source?

Yes, Mono is under the Lesser GPL.

>  - is there any library of existing components already implemented?

?  There are many components developed on Mono, and many of the
"normal" .NET components will work well.  Take a look at Gaia widgets

>  - which solutions are provided as development environments for major
> platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)?

You can use Visual Studio on Windows,  which I think is what most people
do.   Or you can use Monodevelop on LINUX (GNOME) but the ASP.NET parts
are pretty weak (no designer).  I don't know anything about OS X.

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