[Mono-list] Advice Needed / Cross-Platform Server Application

David Schmitt david at dasz.at
Tue Jan 21 08:13:42 UTC 2014

Hi Greg,

I'm currently running MVC applications with postgresql on mono on debian.
This is all developed in Visual Studio and compiled and nunit tested with
jenkins on the target distribution.

I started off by compiling mono 2.x myself (using the parallel
environments docs from the webpage) and now the packages seem to be
catching up, and I'm currently in the process of switching to local
backports of the official mono3 debian packages from experimental.

Overall I'm again and again amazed at how much works with mono, even if
some things sometimes run into problems, or are only implemented on demand.
For example, nuget is totally usable on mono, if you don't feed it solution

Regards, David

On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:22:07 -0500, "Greg Deward" <greg.deward at gmail.com>
> Could someone please provide some current proven real-world
> for leveraging Microsoft-based technologies (C#, .NET, WCF / ASP.NET MVC
> etc.) for building a large-scale cross-platform application while
> minimizing
> licensing costs for the finished product?  I've been reading about the
> various Mono packages, Xamarin, SUSE, etc., etc., etc. and am thoroughly
> confused.  There are tons of discussions but nobody really saying, "This
> how it's done" or "These are the tools and combinations we used to build
> ____ successfully."
> For what it's worth, SQL Server / C# / .NET / ASP.NET MVC / Windows has
> been
> my primary environment since around 2000.  As much as I'd love to
> the idea of using Objective-C, Java, or some other technology, I just
> have the time to venture out that far.  I need to stick to the
> I know (as much as possible) while ensuring minimal licensing costs for
> customers.  The thought of requiring a customer to spend $100's or
> for OS or database licensing is not something I want.
> What are the easiest / most elegant tools (from a developer's
> for doing this?  Is there a certain Linux distro that would be best for
> target platform?  A best mix of tools like Xamarin and Mono?
> Thanx, in advance.
> - G. Deward

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