[MonoDevelop] stupid newbie question .... how do I start the IDE ???

Matt Ward ward.matt at gmail.com
Wed May 4 12:04:11 UTC 2016

Those instructions you are looking at are for installing mono.

There is information on how to install MonoDevelop available from the
MonoDevelop website:


On 4 May 2016 at 12:43, Lewis Balentine <lewis at keywild.com> wrote:

> My interest is in finding something that works cross-platform between
> Windows and Linux.
> I primarily run Linux Mint(X64) with the Mate UI.
> On some ocasions I am forced to to resort to Windows 7 (X64).
> I installed Xamarin Studio on Windows 7 and it works after a fashion.
> So I am playing with around C# console apps.
> Next I decide to set up a Linux machine (sandboxed) to try some of the
> code there.
> Followed all the directions and installed the various packages as outlined
> at the URL
> http://www.mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/install/linux/#debian-ubuntu-and-derivatives
> Problem 1: Nothing shows up in Mate's menu system.
> Problem 2: Nowhere amongst the FAQ, Usage and other handy place does it
> give one the name of the program or command to run to start the
> <explicative deleted> IDE!!! ... then again maybe there is not an IDE.
> So maybe mono is so intuitive it supposed to be able to read my mind
> ... hey not even I can read my mind (too dang much clutter).
> This folks is WHY people resist using Linux.
> Total lack of the required basic information.
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