[Mono-osx] Use of Eclipse as a .NET IDE
grompf at sublimeintervention.com
Thu Nov 3 16:42:07 EST 2005
Btw all; I'm 99% certain miguel means X-Develop here not X-Code.
On 3-Nov-05, at 4:31 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Some people have mentioned that SlickEdit works on the Mac. There
> is also X-Code which is a commercial IDE that supports Mono
> natively and
> works on OSX, uses SWT so it has *some* resemblance to the
> underlying OS
> and I believe its based to some extent on Eclipse.
> The Mono team does not have the resources to build an IDE, so we
> have not devoted much attention to that problem ourselves.
> Although we
> do contribute to MonoDevelop.
> We contribute to MonoDevelop for several reasons:
> * It is a good way of testing the Mono runtime *itself* as it is
> a large application and it exercises various parts of the
> runtime that would otherwise would not be tested.
> ie, we dogfood Mono and Gtk# with it.
> * A C#-based IDE is able to consume all of our class libraries
> without any effort, this means that it is easy to integrate
> the Mono debugger (done in the past, currently broken as its
> changing its API), Stetic or other Gtk# based components
> To me dogfooding is a recent good enough to support
> MonoDevelop as
> a gigantic QA test for the runtime and all of our libraries. But if
> folks wants to use X-Code, Eclipse or SlickEdit that is of course fine
> with us. We just do not have enough resources to have a strong enough
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