[Mono-list] Mono and Windows CE
bo at bogusville.us
Fri Apr 4 17:37:45 UTC 2014
On 4/3/2014 20:50, Daniel Hughes wrote:
> If they ready dislike windows that much then why do
> they sell a WinCE product.
They've asked me to build this product, a stripped down version of a
server based product built on an open source tool chain. One of their
partners (a multi-national telematics firm) builds and sells the WinCE
based solution and my client was presented with an opportunity to
increase their sales through their partner's platform - they decided
that was worth it, even recognizing the issues they might encounter with
a dying platform.
I fully understand their desire not to use a windows tool chain - there
are costs associate with that that are not present in a purely open
source solution, not to mention being stuck using a tool (VS 2008) that
is no longer commercially available. That said, Mono doesn't seem like
it will be an alternative solution, as I expected, and that's fine.
They'll just have to limp along until the current product dies its
inevitable death and they can move on to a more robust platform.
Thanks for your feedback.
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