[Mono-osx] An open letter to the OS X Mono group.

Andrew Satori dru at druware.com
Fri Mar 30 14:08:56 EDT 2007

It's not really intended to be negative, but constructive.  I  
apologize if it seemed negative, and will refrain from all further  


On Mar 30, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hello,
>     The tone of this thread is quite negative.
>     The reality is that the Mono *supported* features on MacOSX are
> working fine, and when an ISV raises an issue with one of our  
> supported
> features we do fix those (we just did a new pass at PowerPC issues,  
> even
> if that is a dying platform as far as OSX is concered).
>     As for new developments and new features, those will require some
> investment, and maybe Novell is able to do some of that work at some
> point.
>     But today am mostly concerned with the fact that even on Linux  
> we do
> not have a complete Windows.Forms 2.0 stack and developers have  
> migrated
> in droves to it.
>     So my current focus will be to complete Winforms 2.0 and then  
> we can
> look at doing the Mac driver support.   This has the added benefit  
> that
> as we improve Winforms, we will not be breaking the Mac driver every
> week.   Also adding a new backend now would likely slow us down (which
> is why we have so far ditched the idea of doing the frame buffer  
> edition
> as well: we just can not maintain all of them at this stage, due to  
> the
> rapid changes happening in the core).
> Miguel.

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