[MonoDevelop] [Mono-list] ANNOUNCE: Mono.Addins 0.1

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Tue Mar 27 07:42:22 EDT 2007

El dt 27 de 03 del 2007 a les 01:44 +0200, en/na Antonello Provenzano va
> Lluis,
> I'm not directly interested in contributing to the project (I'm still
> figuring me out how to implement LINQ support), but a friend of mine
> (Matthijs) has been working on a similar project called NApf since
> before MS published AddIn support in the 3.5.
> You should think about it.

There are some similarities between Mono.Addins and NApf, although the
focus is different.

Mono.Addins is just an add-in engine. It intends to be as small as
possible, and avoids imposing an architecture on the host application.
All the effort has been focused in building an add-in engine which is
fast, memory efficient and scalable (a host can efficiently handle
thousands of add-ins).

On the other hand NApf is more focused on building an application
framework. It has an add-in engine similar to Mono.Addins (since it is
based on the SharpDevelop engine), although it isn't probably as
optimized as Mono.Adidns (it's just a guess, since I haven't analyzed
the code). In addition to add-in engine it offers other modules for
managing settings, logging, and other high level UI components. That's
not covered in Mono.Addins and never will.


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