[MonoDevelop] Re: Monodevelop on windows

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:34:26 -0800

On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 12:03 -0500, Matt Philmon wrote:
> Monodevelop began as a port of #Develop. If you want to work on Windows just
> use #Develop for now. I guess I just don't understand the need for
> Monodevelop on Windows. Is it because you want to use GTK+ for writing your
> GUI instead of Winforms? I guess I just don't get it. Personally I use
> Visual Studio.NET 2003 on Windows and MonoDevelop on Linux. On Windows you
> will have the Microsoft .NET framework installed anyway. This is basically
> guaranteed these days since Microsoft bundles it with so many applications
> and updates these days. Since code with .NET your code is interpreted the
> first time it's run you can even do all your development in Windows (if you
> want). Once Mono is fully implemented you don't even have to recompile the
> code to make it run under Linux as long as it's completely managed code.
> That said, I LOVE Monodevelop and what it brings to Linux... I just don't
> get the need for Windows support with so many options already there.
> Matt

It is very simple.

This is an opensource project, and people work on what they are
interested in working on.

MonoDevelop on Windows is not something that I am personally interesting
in making work, or maintaining, however it is something that I am
willing to push into the main repository because of its use to others.