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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@Azazel's Right: Install Is Mono's Worst Enemy
by enloop on Wed 20th Oct 2004 15:49 UTC

I'll second the call for a "single precompiled installer that is distribution independent".

The lack of one -- even for the runtime -- is the single biggest obstacle blocking wider adoption of Mono.

A visit to the Mono site shows many "official" rpm's for SuSE and Fedora. Other distributions are out of luck. Their users must rely on source compilation (good luck) or use whatever distribution-specific packages some kind soul may have rolled, and which may or may not be current, updated, or, in fact, work at all.

If Sun had never released those installers, Java would have been DOA. That's a lesson for the Mono crew.