[Mono-list] Suitability of Mono

Mike Christensen mike at kitchenpc.com
Fri May 20 19:08:02 EDT 2011

Sorry to hi-jack the thread, just a quick question..

Are the iOS and Android Mono Frameworks that Xamarin is creating a
totally different code-base from MonoTouch and MonoDroid?  What has
become of the formerly Novell owned MonoTouch/Droid products?  Are
those just being scrapped completely?

If these are going to be totally new products, will they be designed
similar to the Novell products (eg, will it be easy to port from the
Novell platform)..



On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Stifu <stifu at free.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> How about trying your .NET app with Mono? That'd be quite a good test.
> Anyway, wouldn't trying to fix the performance issues of your app be a
> priority over adding more features?
> By the way, Mono is an open source project, and Attachmate can't do anything
> about that. They only own the commercial Mono products. For the record,
> Attachmate has fired the whole Mono team, which led to the creation of
> Xamarin (http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/May-16.html).
> Yogi Yang wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am new to Mono. Not actually totally new but actually have never used
>> Mono for developing any serious app.
>> Just recently I was assigned to task to evaualte Mono for our up coming
>> project which is a document management system for small enterprises.
>> We have burnt our hands with .NET (we have developed a semi DMS using .NET
>> 2 and firebird and/or MS SQL server as back end). I am saying burnt our
>> hands, because under heavy user load the system just does not perform well
>> and becomes sluggish.
>> Now we want to update this semi DMS to a full featured DMS by adding many
>> features like OCR (full and zonal), user rights, directory monitoring for
>> new files, integrating with Open Office, etc. etc.
>> I am told by my boss to evaluate Mono whether it will be suitable for such
>> a complex system or not?
>> But then while searching on net I read somewhere that Mono's future is not
>> very clean now that Attachment has acquired it.
>> I would like input from community on this.
>> Is choosing Mono the best thing esp. when we want to develop a multi OS
>> based software or not?
>> Can someone please give unbiased opinion please?
>> Regards,
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