[Mono-osx] Use of Eclipse as a .NET IDE
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at ximian.com
Thu Nov 3 16:39:35 EST 2005
> Btw all; I'm 99% certain miguel means X-Develop here not X-Code.
Oops. You are right.
> On 3-Nov-05, at 4:31 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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
> > easily.
> > 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
> > opinion.
> > Miguel.
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