Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Mar 2006 16:41 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Mono Project What makes a Mono developer tick? Linux format has a brief interview with Edd Dumbill and Niel Bornstein, two prominent Mono coders who've just written a book on the open source .NET implementation. They explain the advantages of C# over other languages, and give a bit of advice for budding Mono app developers.
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RE: WinForms
by nzjrs on Wed 15th Mar 2006 23:59 UTC in reply to "WinForms"
nzjrs
Member since:
2006-01-02

Like most things in the free software world nothing comes without work. According to http://www.mfconsulting.com/blog/archives/000128.html if the community wants winforms support then they need to help test it.

So go and find a windows form application, download mono and winforms, and test it out! Submit bug reports and comments in the appropriate places and be positive!

Good things take time. In doing the above it made me realise, holy s$%t thats an amazing piece of coding which allows me to pick a random .net app from codeproject.com and have it run, unmodified, on linux!

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RE[2]: WinForms
by umccullough on Thu 16th Mar 2006 00:28 in reply to "RE: WinForms"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Usually when I go find a winforms app to test in mono - it's NOT winforms support that is lacking - but usually something else. Many of the apps I try to run under mono just simply die with no error in the console (even with verbose and debug output on)

Mono is still missing some non-winforms support that prevents many VStudio-built apps from running properly.

But otherwise, I love the project, and I try out new versions when they're available!

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RE[3]: WinForms
by nzjrs on Thu 16th Mar 2006 02:47 in reply to "RE[2]: WinForms"
nzjrs Member since:
2006-01-02

I agree. Its usually stupid little things like people hard coding path seperators (/ vs ) and network stuff (have to run as sudo).

But on the whole I agree that mono is there in most part (and getting there) for the rest.

Its the damn 80/20 rule - 80% of the work takes 20% of the time!

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