Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Oct 2004 16:55 UTC
Mono Project This article provides a tour through some Mono programs, along with details about how you can start experimenting with them yourself. Not all of the programs featured here are finished products, but they're all exciting and show off interesting aspects of Mono. Even more Mono applications can be found at We should add to the list the excellent PolarViewer and SportTracker (they go together), and of course, GCursor#, CSBoardGalaxium Messenger, SkyNET and GLyrics among others like Bless, fewnn, GFax, WoodPusher, CDCollect and Kurush.
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Best Distro For Building Mono Dev Environment?
by enloop on Tue 19th Oct 2004 19:55 UTC

I'm looking for advice and comments on which Linux distribution is most appropriate for venturing into Mono development.

I define "Mono development" broadly, to include mucking about with Beagle, the inotify kernels, etc.

I'd prefer not building a Mono environment from source. I've tried it and it hurts. I want to use Gnome 2.8.

SUSE appears to be the platform that is best supported, with precompiled Mono packages, but dbus, hal and Gnome 2.8 are not "officially" available. (James Cogley's ULB 2.8 is very nice, but does not yet include dbus and hal.). The same applies to Fedora. Debs are available for Debian Unstable/Ubuntu, but they don't appear to be as complete or as current as the SUSE/Fedora rpms provided at the Mono site.

So, what's the best choice? Use SUSE, add dbus and hal myself, and then Cogley's ULB? Do the equivalent with FC2?_