[Mono-list] Mono.Addins - where to discuss?

Nils Andresen nils at nils-andresen.de
Thu May 12 01:15:41 EDT 2011

The Google group is the place to start.
The fist post needs moderation, true - which seems to take a while, also
true. But the group has some active members, so you can expect some Answers.
Personally I'd choose mono.addins again - MEF is simply strange and mixes
addin-functionality with di-container functionality and I didn't like that.
The system.addins namespace has more features than mono.addins but I could
not manage a working example after one hour (Could also be "me"...)

Be patient and your post will get though ;-)

I'd say try them both - it should not take you more than an hour each and
you'll have a first glimpse of how they feet (that was the point where I
dropped MEF - it simply didn't feel right...)


2011/5/11 Weeble <clockworksaint at gmail.com>

> I'm trying to decide whether to use Mono.Addins or MEF to add a plugin
> architecture to an application, and although Mono.Addins sounds pretty
> nice and has some great documentation, I can't find a community around
> it to ask questions - there's a small "discussions" page here
> http://monoaddins.codeplex.com/discussions and a Google group here
> http://groups.google.com/group/mono-addins but both seem to have next
> to no traffic. I asked a question on the Google group yesterday, but
> it's still awaiting moderation. Am I just going to the wrong places or
> is interest in Mono.Addins just quite low? Since MEF is included in
> Mono now, is it a more future-proof alternative? Does MEF work well
> under Mono, especially on Linux?
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