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

Lewis Balentine lewis at keywild.com
Wed May 4 12:26:40 UTC 2016

... actually when you follow the links from the download page then you 
get to the URL I noted.

Never mind I found the program (but it should be better documented ... 
NEVER assume).


On 05/04/2016 07:04 AM, Matt Ward wrote:
> Those instructions you are looking at are for installing mono.
> There is information on how to install MonoDevelop available from the 
> MonoDevelop website:
> http://www.monodevelop.com/download/
> On 4 May 2016 at 12:43, Lewis Balentine <lewis at keywild.com 
> <mailto: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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