[Mono-winforms-list] bug counts

Joe Dluzen jdluzen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 17:02:33 EDT 2006

Yes indeed Ubuntu does handle dependencies well.

I currently have the setup as follows:

Use Synaptic to install mono/monodevelop/class library. (Makes
everything integrate nicely with the GUI, launching of apps, etc.)
Get the mono source, rebuild, and then install over top of the
Synaptic mono installation.
Rebuild each day, if no errors, install again.

The only problem I had was that I needed to specify the install path
for mono, I think it was /usr, but I'm not sure.

I've been following Monodevelop progress for a while, and it's really
getting good! My all time favorite time saver is code completion, and
with the latest release, it got a lot better. It still has some
quirks, but most have been fixed. GUI development had some
improvements too. When all the files/dlls finally get cached in
memory, Monodevelop speeds along nicely. I develop all of my cross
platform apps with monodevelop now.

So to answer your question, yes I believe that it is currently
possible to quickly develop cross platform apps right now. As for
packaging mono/develop, I don't see why the next release wouldn't let
you do as you describe. As I see it, the current release seems to fit
your case too.


On 10/2/06, David Cornelson (gmail) <david.cornelson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Well, Mono 1.1.next is always imminent.
> > What we do need though, is good testing of Windows.Forms to make sure
> > that no major bugs slip through.
> So once that final bug is resolved and there is a consensus that WinForms
> works as designed, what are the plans, if any, to simplify the packaging and
> deployment processes.
> It's been awhile since I've tried to run Mono on Linux and I don't think
> I've ever seen MonoDevelop functioning properly. I don't think I've ever
> been able to cleanly install Mono in a Linux environment without needing to
> know how to resolve dependencies (which can spiral out of control quickly).
> I think the question I'm asking is this. Will Mono ever be packaged so that
> a non-Linux developer, say a VB 6 developer or less-experienced C#
> developer, might be able to throw RedHat, Fedora, Suse, or Debian up on a
> computer and quickly start creating usable and cross-platform programs that
> can be easily deployed?
> This would be my goal. Get those VB programmers interested. Get the guy that
> writes software for mom and pop businesses interested.
> David Cornelson
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