[MonoDevelop] The results of your email commands

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 00:12:26 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Michael Hutchinson
<m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Bruce Mahfood <bmahf at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, I'm having a bit of a time getting MonoDevelop compiled on XP.  I'm
>> very new to Mono, and I am relatively new to the whole .NET world.  I'm
>> wondering if anyone give me a nudge in the right direction.  Here goes:
>> I've installed Mono 2.0 just fine, and I've compiled and run my HelloWorld!
>> app.  The problem is that I would like an integrated IDE and would like to
>> use MonoDevelop, but I'm kind of confused as to what I'm supposed to do.  I
>> went to the FAQ page at http://monodevelop.com/FAQ and saw that MonoDevelop
>> does work on Windows.  I followed the two links given for building and
>> running MonoDevelop on Windows (my system is XP), and
>> http://forge.novell.com/modules/xfmod/project/?monowin32 led to a page that
>> talks about Mono 1.X.X installers.  Does MonoDevelop not have a version for
>> Windows that runs Mono 2.0?
>> Thanks for your help...
>> Bruce
> The monowin32 Forge project is long dead, as Mono ships Windows
> support directly. However, as you have noticed, there are a couple of
> gaps. It's currently not easy to get MonoDevelop to run on Windows,
> and we haven't really put resources into this port as there are other
> good .NET IDEs on Windows.

Of course, if someone sent us patches for running MD on Windows, we'd
gladly commit them :-)

We do want to ship MD on Window eventually, but we have to spend our
resources where we think it'll provide the most value for users, so
because there are other .NET IDEs on Windows, it's a low priority
right now.

See also http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2008/Sep-04.html

Michael Hutchinson

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