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Summary: What MonoDevelop -- especially for Windows -- means to GNU/Linux

EARLIER TODAY we wrote about MonoDevelop coming to Windows. This is not a new problem. Our contributor ushimitsudoki now points to Miguel's latest blog post, which says: "On Windows for example, MonoDevelop runs on top of the .NET Framework and uses the .NET managed debugger instead of using Mono's runtime and Mono's debugger, so there is no dependency on Mono to be installed on the system."



"So basically you've got a Windows .NET application that doesn't even use mono," writes ushimitsudoki. "Hooray. This is truly a blessing for Linux users everywhere."

“We would be better off getting the Windows codes hooked in python.”
      --Oiaohm
Oiaohm agrees and further argues that "MonoDevelop is still second rate to Visual Studio [VS] on Windows."

"Taking into account what my colleague said about VS, that would be pretty bad then," writes MinceR. Oiaohm added: "VS Express with the right alterations is the same program as Full VS."

"Exactly," exclaims ushimitsudoki, who continues: "If I was a windows developer, why the hell would I be using this second-rate s*** anyway? What serious Windows developer isn't running Visual Studio? and what wanna-be isn't running VS Express? I've never understood that whole "bringing Windows developers over to Linux" line of argument.

"Is there a group out there that cares LESS about Linux than Windows developers?"

"My problem is .NET programmers are more like the VB programmers of old," Oiaohm adds. "They create a few gems from time to time. But to make them usable you need to port them to a better language. I really don't see the interest in them. We would be better off getting the Windows codes hooked in python."

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