[MonoDevelop] Re: SWF plugin (Todd Berman)

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 22:22:18 -0800

On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 02:02 -0300, Ricardo F. Markiewicz wrote:
> > Wow. I guess that surprises me a little. Maybe it shouldn't. I just always
> > assumed that the early emphasis on Gtk# was the simple fact that it's much
> > further along than MWF (though those guys are really moving quickly now).
> > I'm a Windows .NET developer... One of many I expect that re-entered the
> > Linux world somewhere around the time that Mono 1.0 was introduced to the
> > masses. I can certainly see the benefits of using Gtk# instead, but it
> > still
> > surprises me a bit that if not an immediate goal, that it's not a longer
> > term on. As a developer interested in leveraging applications
> > cross-platform
> > and coming from the Windows world, I was (am) thrilled to finally find
> > such
> > a full featured IDE already in existence but I HAD hoped to be able to one
> > day actually do my development in Linux just as easily as on Windows.
> > Taking
> > MWF out of the equation hurts that.

MonoDevelop's initial design goal was to provide a quality IDE for
Gnome, with an emphasis on C# and .NET languages. So immediatly SWF is
at odds with the 'Gnome' bit.

You have to keep in mind that this is an opensource project, so all I
can speak to is my own time spent on it, not yours, or anyone elses. I
can also state fairly accurately that no very active MD developer that I
know of has a large interest in it (but I could be wrong).

So, write it, and like I said, we will give svn access, and when the API
internally changes we will make sure it changes as well (as soon as it
is part of the default build).