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View Poll Results: What do you think of Mono?
Pro 13 27.66%
Contra 14 29.79%
What is Mono? 7 14.89%
I don't give a damn care about it 12 25.53%
Sorry, guyz!!! I use .NET ( Windows minded person ) 1 2.13%
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:39 AM   #1
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What do you think of Mono


I am computer science student. After graduating, I have to make money from programming. Rigth now I am learning gtkmm programming ( Only God knows how much I love GTK+ ). If I Windows minded person, I will learn .NET stuff. I believe that most of Windows programmers pro .NET. But in Linux, you got what it called Mono. Unfortunately, after googled, diving into forums, not all Linux minded persons agree with Mono. You can say that about 50% - 50%. Some people say that it is Microsoft pirated things. Some says it make programming easier. And bla bla bla bla bla.

What do you think of Mono?

Should I learn it?

It looks interesting. But well, about 40-50% persons contra Mono!!!!!!!!!!!! I cann't believe it.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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mono is ok,


and it never hurts to know more languages, with C# under your belt you can now do .net programming and Linux stuff for corps that need it.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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Come on, everyone uses stereo these days.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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Originally posted by BajaNick
Come on, everyone uses stereo these days.
and I was worried you would say that was a rough couple of weeks.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 07:35 AM   #5
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look for new mono posts

great news!

monodevelop allows opening a raw Bill Gates project .sln file

with System.Windows.Forms

Want an example? ask!
 
Old 06-06-2007, 08:40 AM   #6
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What Do You Think Mono Is?

Uh, you do know that Mono is a .Net environment that can be run in Linux - right? "Learning Mono" and "Learning .Net" sort of go together.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 09:10 AM   #7
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From a programmer's perspective, C# is a good language and .NET is a good framework. They're not the be-all and end-all of software development, but they're definitely worth learning. Given that, Mono is good by extension.

From a community standpoint, Mono is good because it helps bring people to the free software world. For a typical corporate Windows developer, Mono means that they no longer have to completely replace their existing skillset in order to move to Linux. It reduces the pain of switching and makes free software more attractive.

So, yeah, learn them. It certainly can't hurt anything. And you may be pleased to know that GTK# (the Mono GTK+ binding) is the "official" GUI toolkit for Mono on Linux. Monodevelop even includes a form designer for it.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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mono develop is great opening .sln files from raw .NET projects

but...is there a gui Windows.Forms designer as C#.NET Visual Studio?

I don't see one but I am looking
 
Old 06-08-2007, 08:05 PM   #9
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but...is there a gui Windows.Forms designer as C#.NET Visual Studio?
Not that I'm aware of. And even if there were, the Mono WinForms 2.0 implementation is still incomplete. If you want to reliably use WinForms, you're still stuck at .NET 1.1.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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When MS got busted in court with their "Embrace, Modify, Destroy" strategy against Sun, they came up with C# as an alternative Java killer. Can you in good conscience participate in achieving MS's goal.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #11
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I hate Mono...

Although it may have the good side of making .NET multiplatform, it also furthers the C# language abortion and Microsoft's agenda by spreading its use.

And I hate Miguel de Icaza for promoting it so vigorously.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 08:37 PM   #12
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I've always tried very hard to not catch Mono.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 08:57 PM   #13
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where can it go beyond hobby stage!

It would take a large staff to keep up with .NET now 3.0

It is the same concept as Java but will not go that far!

I got even with Microsoft today by installing ad blocker plus

and blocking google and rad.msn.com.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 12:02 AM   #14
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i'm having the impression that mono is slow ... you need to burn ten tons of coal in-order to just just click on one button ...

mono is against the "486" culture ... so obviously it is also contradicts linux in some ways ...


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Old 06-09-2007, 06:43 AM   #15
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Well there is this interesting article at OSNews about how Mono might eventually become a fundamental part of GNOME in the future:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php/5746...archy-of-Mono/

I have been mostly a KDE fan since I started using GNU/Linux, but GNOME (especially the latest release) is also pleasant to use and attractive.

However, the day GNOME becomes entirely Mono-centric is the day I'll never set foot into the GNOME camp again...
 
  


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