[Mono-osx] newbie

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jun 18 16:28:17 EDT 2008

Andreas Färber wrote:
> 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 
> lines.

Hmmm... I've been on this list for  a while - but anyway, thanks.

Michael Foord

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


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