[Mono-osx] Opinion Please - honest answer? Java or .Net

MacUser atlas at spiralgraphics.biz
Sat Aug 30 01:30:13 EDT 2008

DetectiveZito wrote:
> First... let me apologize, I am NOT in any way qualified to ask this
> question, but I work at a company where a project of mine can't seem to
> get a straight answer to the following question:
> We are developing a software which is a single user product which will run
> on both PC and MAC (non-web based).  It is simply a calculation tool, no
> graphics or anything really fancy like that.
> One Vendor is pushing Java because of the dual platform needs, the other
> vendor is pushing .Net and Mono as our MAC solution.
> Again... I have no idea what I'm really asking, but I need someone to tell
> me honestly if this .Net/Mono solution is viable for a consumer piece of
> software for our MAC users.  Otherwise... is Java the best answer?
> Thanks all.  Sorry for my total ignorance.  :-)
For me it all comes down to whether you will need a GUI that is at all
sophisticated.  Mono in general seems to work great, but I just can't get
Windows Forms on my Mac to work acceptably, with the biggest problem being
that a form that refreshes instantly on my PC refreshes over several seconds
on my Mac, with bits appearing one piece at a time.  If you have a simple
GUI, Mono may work well for you.
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