[MonoDevelop] Why Monodevelop?

Mike Krüger mkrueger at novell.com
Fri Nov 28 04:40:17 EST 2008


Monodevelop is a port of sharpdevelop and sharpdevelop is older than

Therefore the correct question would be: why eclipse, why they invented
the wheel twice and did not just build on top of a free software
development environment.


> I can't speak for others, but I'm not a fan of eclipse (although I use it for
> my Java devs). Big and slow...
> Besides, I think the point was to have a real and complete "framework"
> around Mono, all the tools you need to develop and stuff, so maybe having
> your own IDE is the best and most flexible option for such a goal.

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