[MonoDevelop] Moving SVN repo, website, etc.
plbyrd at bellsouth.net
Sun Jul 3 19:16:04 EDT 2005
Todd Berman wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 18:03 -0500, Payton Byrd wrote:
>>>Do you think it should just be on monodevelop.org and point to bits on
>>>the wiki, or something different?
>>I do not believe MD belongs in the same Wiki as Mono as it implies that
>>it will work wherever Mono works, which is not now the case, and
>>probably never will be.
>It works in as many places as Cocoa# does, which is also in the
If I were running the Mono project I would be very, very careful about
how things were grouped together from a marketing perspective. Novell
is now a Linux company, but Mono's stated goal is to be as ubiquitous on
Windows, Mac OS, and Unix as is Java. Tying in packages that purposely
don't run on Windows isn't going to help Novell get Mono into places
that are Windows strongholds.
I, for one, have never understood the need for MonoDevelop to fork from
Sharp Develop. The time and effort put into porting to GTK# could have
been better spent getting SWF working in Mono so that the Sharp Develop
code would run on Mono unaltered, and infinitely improve Mono's market
position as a tool to allow truly ubiqitous client-server development
platform that would outperform Java in every way.
MonoDevelop has a very important psycological position in the world of
.Net development. It's name infers that where Mono goes, MD goes as
well. If someone new to Mono goes balls-to-the-walls out to get going
with Mono, tries to download the branded IDE, and then discovers it
doesn't work on Windows, he's going to be pretty pissed and quite likely
to blow off Mono as vaporware or hypeware. (did I just coin a new term?)
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