Re: After 2.0 release, Miguel de Icaza reflects on Mono's past and future
Posted by: Anonymous
on October 11, 2008 10:43 PM
It's not a bad joke! It's fact.
I am a Windows developer for about 9 years and since MONO 1.0 I kept an eye on the progress of the MONO project because it is simply exciting and attractive to have the possibility of porting your application to many other plattforms with easy (often plattforms you didn't dreamed of as a Windows developer).
Yes you are right; at first it sounds wonderfull but after the first contact with MONO you can see that not every app written with Microsoft.NET runs out of the box with MONO (I have not tested MONO 2.0 yet...). But it worked good enough that we have been compiling and testing our non-GUI apps (API's, server components) at our company during the last 4 years and we can now see light at the end of the tunnel that we will be able to ship it for all plattforms MONO supports.
FYI: We haven't asked our boss to do that ... it was our developer-heart that forced us to try it (often in our spare time). And it worked!
I hope this post will calm down this "flame war" because from my side Miguel de Icaza is absolutely right that LINUX will get much more developer support because of his wonderfull MONO project! (at least it got me and some of my friends)