[MonoDevelop] Project / Solution Terminology

Scott Ellington scottellington at comcast.net
Fri Jan 20 11:56:50 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 18:32 +0100, Lluis Sanchez wrote:
> El vie, 20-01-2006 a las 10:33 -0500, Scott Ellington escribió:
> > On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 14:02 +0100, Lluis Sanchez wrote:
> > > That's because the "New solution Window" creates both a solution and a
> > > project. What you select in the list is the project that will be
> > > included in the solution.
> > 
> > I guess I don't have any fundamental problem with using the Solution /
> > Project terminology, but it seems confusing to me that the user is asked
> > to choose a Project template from the "New Solution" dialog.  I would
> > think that we should have both Solution templates and Project templates,
> > and that both would have their own "New" dialog.
> > 
> > I think that would go a long in differentiating what we actually mean by
> > Solution and Project.
> We can have a different dialog for creating a solution, which would make
> very clear that you are creating a solution and adding a project into
> it. In fact, we can make adding the project optional with a checkbox. Do
> you think this would be enough?
> Lluis.

I think this would be a great start.  Then maybe we can brainstorm about
Solution Templates.  That is, what sorts of initial setups for solutions
would be useful to people.  Maybe there are some, maybe not, then we can
decide if the whole concept is worthwhile.


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