[Mono-winforms-list] bug counts

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Oct 2 20:45:34 EDT 2006


> 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.

Well, that is a completely separate issue, independent of Windows.Forms.

> 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).

You should use a mainstream distribution that includes Mono and ensures
a seamless integration experience.

> 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?

You can already do that with Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu and Debian.   

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