[Mono-winforms-list] Kudos Called For

landon kelsey landonmkelsey at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 14:09:25 EST 2007

my project also built without changes and I was pleasantly surprised!

That was under fedora 7. Now under Fedora 8, I get a message when using

the System.Windows.Forms reference!

I checked updates to no avail!

Could be something missing in "yum update"

Which distro do you use?
> Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:09:18 -0800
> From: jerry at EffJayAre.net
> To: mono-devel-list-request at lists.ximian.com; mono-winforms-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: [Mono-winforms-list] Kudos Called For
> I'm a long-time Win32 veteran who's been working as a
> winform/webservice/tools developer since .NET 1.0.  My company adopted
> the new paradigm and the C# language for our flagship product
> development back when a lot of folks couldn't even spell .NET, let alone
> know what it was, and I've been at it full-time for six years now.
> When I first heard about mono, I loved the idea of an OS implementation,
> but after checking in on its progress from time to time, I got the
> feeling that it wasn't going anywhere very fast.  I figured that someday
> mono might be useful for writing Linux console apps, using the GNU
> equivalent of Microsoft's command-line compiler, but I didn't really
> hope to see much more than that.
> With vacation time on my hands, and a newly-built x64 system running
> openSuSE 10.3 to play with at home, I decided to take another look, and
> I have to say that I'm amazed.  Truly amazed. 
> I decided to check it out with a fairly substantial winform application
> called TimeLine, that I wrote to keep track of time spent on tasks at
> work and submit weekly reports to a supervisor.   It's not a trivial
> application.  I simply copied the solution from my XP-Pro workstation to
> a Samba share on my Linux machine (I didn't have remote cvs set up yet),
> told monoDevelop to "build solution," and damned if it didn't build
> as-is.  And then my application RAN, with only a trivial adjustment
> needed to make it perfect.
> So congratulations to everyone here who had anything to do with getting
> this all to the state where it is today!  I look forward to becoming
> personally active in OS development in the coming years -- something
> that never really interested me much before now.
> Regards,
>     Jerry Houston
>     Vertafore Corporation
>     Bothell, WA
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