[MonoDevelop] Review of MonoDevelop

Christ-Jan Wijtmans cj.wijtmans at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 16:31:23 UTC 2013

`emerge monodevelop` on gentoo.

Live long and prosper,

Christ-Jan Wijtmans

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Mike Krüger <mkrueger at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hi
>  Pardon my ignorance of Linux's history and culture, I noticed early days
>> of
>> Ubuntu, mono was shipped with the distro. Then I read (forgetting which
>> version) that Mono was not part of packages being shipped
>> Why is such strong hatred even though the original work was done by MS but
>> Mono was built from the ECMA/ISO standard. Linux seems to embrace a
>> proprietary software platform (Java) a lot more warmly than CLR, which is
>> an
>> open standard platform.
> I don't know - it seems that some people hate anything that's related to
> MS. With the exception of the linux kernel which copies MS technologies
> (FAT) and get's direct contributions from MS devs, Samba which copies the
> Windows network code or Wine which copies Windows. But mono was 'too much'
> for them.
> My personal PoV is that these things are all "programs" more or less - and
> mono isn't just a Program - it's the way of making programs & how people
> think about that. Some people don't want to believe that they spent years
> of their life with an inferior technology ... maybe that's the cause - but
> your guess is as good as mine.
>  All your contributions and suggestions are very educational from someone
>> new
>> to Linux culture. I have just switched over to Mint-15 (Cinnamon) and
>> loving
>> its UI and won't be moving to other distro just to get MD4.
> I love mint as well - I'm a long time linux mint user ... but I switched
> recently to http://manjaro.org/
> They deliver a recent mono (which is able to compile monodevelop git out
> of the box) and monodevelop 4 - and the best: It has Cinnamon as well :)
> The only downside is that it's harder to set up - I would only recommend
> this distribution to people with some knowledge about linux (or people who
> want to learn a bit about the system).
>  Several things I am always edgy of using things from PPA which stems from
>> years developing in Windows world:
>> 1) How can one be sure things from PPA use all the correct platform
>> supporting modules?
>> 2) How can one be sure if the PPA builder has not tempered with build
>> settings to get things to build - ending up with using "It-works-here"
>> yardstick? As a result a distribution from one PPA may not be the same as
>> one from another PPA.
>> 3) What extend of the testing these PPA has done compared to say a vendor
>> of
>> the software, e.g Xamarin? I know it is still the prefer modus operandi of
>> Linux to build everything from source for anything.
>> 4) Finally, not suggesting it has happened, how trustworthy are things
>> from
>> PPA that it does not introduce back doors or nasties? One of the great
>> features in CLR is the strong name assembly to prevent tempering.
> I don't think that there are general answers - depends on too many 'ifs' -
> can range from rock solid & secure to 'mess up your linux installation &
> open your home network to NSA backdoors'.
> Regards
> Mike
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