[MonoDevelop] Planning MonoDevelop 1.0

Paulo Aboim Pinto esqueleto at tusofona.com
Mon Nov 27 15:04:18 EST 2006

Hello to all

For this thread I would like to give my contribution. First of all I use
to be a Micro$oft programmer and I use use all day the VS2005. There is
some issues that I would like to insert. 

On Thu, 2006-11-23 at 00:28 +0100, Lluis Sanchez wrote:
>       * Debugger: I know a lot of people will ask for this, but I fear
>         the debugger won't be ready by our code freeze date. We can
>         release it later on as a separate add-in.

I would be the first guy that want this, but at this time we can use the
man/power and do anything else. 

>       * Text editor: There are several requests/issues to solve: 
>               * Parameter completion: after typing the name of a method,
>                 show a popup window with information about the
>                 parameters the method takes. 
>               * Remove C#-isms. The code completion engine has several
>                 C#-isms in the code, which may make it difficult to
>                 integrate with other languages. 
>               * Configurable key bindings. That's not specific to the
>                 editor, but people mostly complain about it. I'm not
>                 sure we can implement this for 1.0. 
>               * Refactory operations. We have and under-used refactory
>                 API. It would be nice to use it to implement some basic
>                 refactoring operations.

In the Text Editor beside the Reflection (this is a huge point) I would
like that MD Text Editor should be able to Collapse and Decollapse
With this we could organize our code better.

Other feature that should be easy to implement is the comment of class
or methods. Using /// command, the Text Editor should enter all the
prototype of the Class or Method comment. That information should be
exported to a MonoDoc File.  

Resolve some problems with identation.

>       * ASP.NET support: I don't know if this add-in can be mature
>         enough for the 1.0 release. I'll need input on that (which
>         features could we release? would the add-in be really useful for
>         real world web projects?).

That will not be good. I develop most of my application with ASP.NET

>       * NUnit: It can be considered feature complete for 1.0. The only
>         missing issue to resolve is what to do with the NUnit
>         dependency. Right now the add-in can't be built with recent
>         NUnit versions since they have breaking changes. I talked about
>         this with Charlie Poole in the Mono summit and he suggested to
>         embed the most recent NUnit dlls into the add-in, since even if
>         the API has some breaking changes, new NUnit versions can still
>         run tests written for all the previous versions.

Why should we have TDD integration in MonoDevelop? One of the good
things in TDD software is that we can right-click on a Test Method and
run it from there.
How hard will be to implement this?

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