[Mono-list] Mono and Real-Life

TheBlueSky eamhm07 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 06:28:42 EDT 2009

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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