[Mono-osx] newbie

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Wed Jun 18 16:12:20 EDT 2008

Am 18.06.2008 um 20:56 schrieb Michael Foord:

> Ockert wrote:
>> I found the intalling of mono easy. If you want to do any winform  
>> apps you
>> also need to install X11 as well.
>> The latest released build provides a usable MonoDevelop which opens  
>> and work
>> with projects created by VS2008.
> Does anyone actually find MonoDevelop usable on OS X? I desperately
> *want* to use it, but on the several machines I've tried it on (all
> 10.5) it starts new projects with several lines 'squashed together'  
> and
> new lines also get squashed into them making it impossible to edit  
> files.
> For me the repro steps are:
> 1. Open MonoDevelop
> 2. Create a new C# console application
> 3. look at lines 7 and 8 which are squashed together and try adding  
> new
> lines.
> This is so fundamental (and reproducible) that I just assumed
> MonoDevelop wasn't in a usable state yet.

It has been mentioned multiple times on this list that it's an issue  
with the default font. If you change the font in MonoDevelop to match,  
e.g., the one used in Xcode (Monaco), you will no longer see squashed  

Note that MonoDevelop is still new on OSX and is based on an  
incomplete Gtk+ port by Imendio.


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