[MonoDevelop] Why Monodevelop?

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Mon Dec 1 13:37:12 EST 2008

Ugh. Top-posting :-/

Robert Isaacs wrote:
> This is probably getting way off topic, but I don't think that the Mono Virtual Machine is outperforming HotSpot yet...

For me and many of my colleagues eclipes barely works. I have no
idea why, and I have no interest in debugging it. Monodevelop works
decently, and it works the same everywhere I've tried it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: monodevelop-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:monodevelop-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Andreas Ericsson
> Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:34 AM
> To: kuse
> Cc: monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Why Monodevelop?
> kuse wrote:
>> Maybe I'm getting lynched with this but here goes, why was even
>> monodevelop-project started?
>> Why not build on Eclipse, much work already done etc. ?
> It's conceivable that those who know what a C# editor should have
> are the ones who program primarily in C#.
> Besides, Eclipse is written in Java, which means I can't get it to
> perform decently on a comp with two dual-core CPU's and 8GB of RAM.
> MonoDevelop otoh works very nicely on my ancient laptop with one
> cpu and 512MB's of RAM.
> I may be spoiled, being used to lightweight editors like jed/vim,
> and using pure-C ide's (Geany) whenever something's too complex to
> overview in the really fast editors, but I definitely feel that a
> user-application should respond immediately, not after 0.2 seconds.
>> Its open source, the idea to not invent the wheel twice.
> If a wheel doesn't roll that well, it's a good idea to design a
> new one ;-)
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Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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