[MonoDevelop] Some ideas about Monodevelop
lluis at ximian.com
Tue Dec 27 17:06:03 EST 2005
Thanks for your ideas. Some comments inline:
> Been working with Monodevelop and AddIns since last few days and i
> liked the architecture. I have some random thoughts about improving
> the general look and feel of the editor:
> * All the buttons and toolbar should be compact and small, so
> that they take less screen space.
We are using standard GNOME toolbars, so there isn't much we can do.
> * The space between, various widgets should be decrased, i see
> plenty of space between solution pad and the editor.
I this particular case of the solution pad and the editor, honestly, I
don't see that 'plenty' of space. In general we try to follow the GNOME
> * As Mono and Monodevelop are more like a platform, we should
> seperate them from the underlying Desktop(Gnome). When i use
> Monodevelop under KDE, the icons of files and folders would be
> missing. Ok, this is kind of impossible, but yet just a wish.
> * There is no search,backward,forward capability while browsing
> the help manuals. Monodoc is hardly stable, the
> docbrowser(desktop version of monodoc) crashes now and then.
> Frankly, i feel really frustrated when i browse through manual
> pages and finally i end up with the web version.
I use monodoc and it doesn't crash so often to me. Please file bug
reports for the monodoc crashes.
> * ASP.NET editor. .NET has been created as a unified platform
> for Web and Desktop development. But somehow, that focus is
> lost when it came to Linux world.
> * RAD tool for ASP.NET and Glade/Stetic integration.(On the
> cards i guess?)
Some of this is on the way.
> I know guys, i should stop whining and try to do something(*yes i am
> trying to do something*). But yet, i just wanted to put forward my
> point of view. Without a powerful development tool, the whole Mono
> project will be a lame saint.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Any help is welcome!
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