[Mono-list] just installed mono, most basic test failed.

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Mon May 11 11:21:46 UTC 2015

> From: Pierre-François Culand [mailto:pfc at culand.ch]
> I do not intend to develop nor compile my app on the Mac/mono. I just want
> to deploy and run the already compiled WCF Winforms client .exe app with
> its WCF config file to consume the WCF service.

Oh, you should give up now. There is no chance of simply taking a complex app already built and developed in VS/Windows, and then straight up launching it under mono on a different platform and expecting it to work. Also if you check the mono compatibility page, it says "limited WCF" which may or may not affect you. I don't know if "limited WCF" compatibility affects server-side, client-side, or both.

In reality, if you want to develop cross-platform, you can achieve > 95% code reuse, and binary compatibility across platforms, but it's not going to happen automatically except for trivial apps or libraries. You have to develop and test with that goal in mind. You need VS on windows, and XS/MD on mac and/or linux. And you need to test on every platform that you care about supporting. There *will* be differences in the OS, as well as differences between .Net and mono, which you'll have to workaround.

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