Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Jan 2009 10:54 UTC, submitted by Hiev
Mono Project Arstechnica reports that Mono, an open source implementation of .NET runtime, is bringing Microsoft's development technologies to some unexpected places, including the iPhone, Android, and the Wii.
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Don't worry, he is just being ignorant. On porpose.

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adkilla Member since:

Ignorant and annoying at the same time? You must be new here.

Mono provides an emulated Windows registry. There is even a tool that allows you to edit it on non-Windows platforms:

"They have also included a Mono migration analysis tool that will let you know if you are making calls that will work differently under Mono. Some .NET calls that access the Windows API mechanisms or low-level system calls will still work just fine, but the developer needs to keep in mind that the support is emulated or imitation -- it's not actually accessing the underlying mechanism. For example, accessing the registry is possible, but Mono creates a file-backed emulation of the registry and can only provide data that your application has stored in it to begin with. Something like trying to enumerate the NICs in the PC from the registry data will fail because those keys simply do not exist. You can also send the tool's output to Novell to get feedback on it."

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Yuske Member since:

don't you find it odd that your Mono apps compile to exe and dlls with the need for a Windows like registry on Linux/Mac?

Yes, that's being ignorant, because the .exe and dlls created by Mono indeed doesn't need the registry, is the for compatiblity for applications exported from windows to linux, is just there by choice and not by "need".

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t3RRa Member since:

You are just ignorance as other people say and your quote proves that. Where in the quote says that you must use registry or so? It seems like Mono guys added emulation to that for completeness sake so to make mono compatible as much as possible. What is the matter with that?

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