[Mono-list] VS2005 app for Mac OSX

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Wed Jan 6 02:24:15 EST 2010

rlearning wrote:
> Please keep in mind that I have not downloaded Mono and I am just posting
> this to get some feedback.
> I am looking at looking writing an app in Windows VB.Net VS2005 and would
> like to port it over to a Mac OSX.  The program also needs to connect to a
> local db for a single user. If their business really takes off like they
> hope then eventually I will need to move the db to a server.  
> Here are somethings that I am not sure about since I have never had to
> write an app for a Mac before:
> 1. I have looked at both Mono and MonoDevelop and see their differences
> and similarities.  Is one better than the other?
> 2. Depending upon how question #1 is answered, what type of db would I use
> with it?  
> 3. In Windows it would be Access or SQL, but what is it for a Mac?  Also,
> what do I connect to for Windows testing?
> 4. Is there a better/easier way of approaching the above or am I on the
> right track?
> Thanks in advance.


1. Mono is a bunch of things: framework, runtime and compiler... MonoDevelop
is the IDE, ie: the counterpart of Visual Studio for Mono (which runs using
Mono, or .NET on Windows). So Mono and MonoDevelop are not similar products
that are in competition or anything.

2. Up to you. You want want to look at these pages:

Can't help you more than that...
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