[Mono-list] Mono and Real-Life

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Fri Jun 5 06:52:42 EDT 2009

I'm almost sure Unity is made with Mono (and it was originally a Mac-only
product before they switched to C#, and I don't think they'd have switched
if Mono wasn't there, since otherwise that'd mean no longer supporting Mac).
Also, this is what a Unity developer posted yesterday on Miguel's blog:

"The majority of C# work done at Unity Technologies are done with
MonoDevelop - and yes, we want it to be good enough to be the default editor
as well."


Hope that helps.

TheBlueSky wrote:
> Thank you for the piece you shared, I really appreciate it.
> The project I was talking about isn't that complex or huge, although can
> be a bit big, and based of my knowledge about Mono, I think it can fit
> here (also based of my experience in .Net in general)... I'm also taking
> it as a chance to learn something new ;)
> Well, you're right, I had a look at Unity, but correct me if I'm wrong,
> isn't it of the kind that works-with-Mono, instead of built-with-Mono.
> Sorry, I just don't know much about Unity, and skimming through their
> website previously, didn't really help in that matter. Any reference will
> be very much appreciated.
> Thanks again.
> Stifu wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I take it you had a look at Unity?
>> And any games made with Unity therefore rely on Mono, the last example
>> I've heard about being that lego Star Wars game
>> (http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2009/May-16.html).
>> By the way, it's nice to push Mono in companies (I've done so too), but
>> in order to avoid taking risks and getting into unexpected situations, it
>> may be wise to first propose to try it with a little project, so you and
>> your colleagues can first get used to it, better understand its
>> limitations, and so on... Just to be on the safe side, especially if your
>> colleagues are reluctant. I don't know how big the project you mentioned
>> is, though.
>> TheBlueSky wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> This isn't a technical question or something, but I'm trying to convince
>>> the company I'm working with to use Mono for some project we are doing
>>> (Linux only project). I, myself, came from strong .Net background and I
>>> know what .Net is capable of, I mean in term of RAD and such, however,
>>> other people around me is kind of "old-fashioned", and they just can't
>>> (or their minds are just not ready to) get that things are changing all
>>> the time, and what was the best yesterday, doesn't necessarily the best
>>> today.
>>> .Net has proven itself over the years, but that was all about Microsoft
>>> .Net and only under Windows platforms, and still when you say .Net, it's
>>> associated in people minds with Microsoft and Windows, of course because
>>> it is, as there are relatively few people who know about ECMA or ISO CLI
>>> and C#, but my point is that the trend is still "on Linux, anything but
>>> .Net".
>>> Anyway, long story ;) I'm also new to Mono, and I want to dive into it
>>> and see how much of .Net it is and how good in Linux development it is.
>>> For that, I started reading about it to used it; previously I just read
>>> about it for curiosity, and I knew the project since the time it
>>> started.
>>> Beside all the talk about the architecture, the plan, the roadmap ...
>>> etc., I'm also very much interested in finding strong references to
>>> Mono, i.e. real-life application (enterprise or other), something that
>>> shows the strength of Mono and how mature it is. I had a look at
>>> http://mono-project.com/Software which was a pretty interesting list,
>>> with pretty good applications, however, with few exceptions, most of the
>>> applications there are:
>>> 1. Unknown
>>> 2. Just "not-a-big-deal"
>>> 3. Works with Mono, in opposite to built with Mono
>>> 4. I can't find a reference to Mono in
>>> Don't get me wrong guys, but when I'm trying to prove something, I
>>> should take what the builder of the application says, not what's written
>>> on Mono website.
>>> So, after such long speech, I want you people to help me in naming
>>> real-life, well-known applications that are built with Mono and not just
>>> work with it, or at least to help me find references to Mono role in:
>>> 1. Wikipedia
>>> 2. VistaDB
>>> 3. The Sims 3
>>> Sorry again for the long speach ;) and thanks in advance,
>>> TheBlueSky

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