RE(1): [MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop on Windows?
Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:04:03 -0600

Hey guys.... I really like the initiatives you guys are taking with .NET on linux.  I wish more programmers understood good .NET was and how much it would help Linux compete in the open market.  I was wondering if you guys were going to do a port to make monodevelop run on both sides, windows and linux.  It would be a dream to build .NET software on both sides and just have them compile on linux.


----- Original message -----
From: "John Luke" <>
Date: 3/30/2005 2:53:30 PM
Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop on Windows?

> Hello,
> On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 16:15 +0100, Hywel Thomas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Early on when MonoDevelop was first released I think I read something
> > along the lines of 'at present, MonoDevelop runs only on linux'.  I'm
> > interested to know what is required to run MD on Windows, but using Gtk#
> > rather than SWF (which has already been discussed recently).  I've only
> > just started getting familiar with Gtk#, but all the examples I've tried
> > so far have worked on Windows as well as linux, so I'm wondering what
> > the main problem areas are, and whether any effort is currently going
> > into this. 
> > 
> > The MD Core + Addins architecture looks ideal as the framework for a
> > number of my own applications that I'd like to bring up to date, but
> > again it would be nice to have both linux and Windows versions with the
> > same GUI toolkit, rather than build one up using SWF and the other with
> > Gtk#.
> > 
> We depend on a shrinking amount of gnome specific stuff. By shrinking, I
> don't mean we are actively removing them, I mean that they are starting
> to work on windows also.  Two things here: 1) some gnome c-libs do not
> have win32 ports yet 2) libgnomeui is sort of deprecated and these
> things are moving into GTK+ in newer releases.
> Some of the underlying libraries will likely be ported with evolution to
> windows.  Some (like gtksourceview and the managed dock) may already
> work as is or with small changes.
> I think you should be able to write a portable Gtk# application using
> the core of monodevelop without too many problems right now.  One thing
> you might want to be aware of is since we are pre-1.0 there is no API
> stability assurances right now.
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