Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 17th May 2011 12:05 UTC
Mono Project Two weeks ago we covered the news that the Mono development team were let go kicked out by the new owners of Novel, Attachmate, apparently to move operations to Germany. Miguel de Icazza, founder of Mono, has taken this opportunity to break off on his own and has started a new company, Xamarin, to bring commercial .NET development products to iOS and Android.
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RE: VS vs Eliplse
by pantheraleo on Thu 19th May 2011 00:06 UTC in reply to "VS vs Eliplse"
pantheraleo
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There are other IDE's for Linux. Kdevelop for one that is quite nice.


Kdevelop is primitive compared to any of the "big-4" (Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Studio, IDEA). It's not nearly as powerful as any of them.

Maybe it time to make one that works better or port like Kdevelop proper to windows.


There are ones that work better. NetBeans and IDEA. Eclipse didn't always suck. It's just at some point, it became stagnant. By 2005 standards, when it was in it's prime. it was pretty good. But IDEs have advanced a lot since then, and Eclipse has failed to keep up. Like I said, there are better ones out there. Like NetBeans and IDEA.

IDE's can be changed. Core language and the legal effects of are a completely different matter. Since if the core language has legal problems you cannot ship your applications.

Also Mono IDE is ment to be Mono Develop not VS.


Mono Develop is not mature yet. There's a lot of missing functionality, and it's rather buggy. The best path to go down might actually be for someone to write a mono / C# plugin for NetBeans. There are tons of other language plugins for these IDEs after all. A lot of Ruby on Rails developers love Ruby Mine, which is InjelliJ IDEA with plugins for doing Rails development. There's no reason plugins couldn't be written for doing Mono development.

Edited 2011-05-19 00:06 UTC

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