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NewsForge: MonoDevelop: A Port to Call Home

Jun 21, 2004, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"Mono is an open source project to create a free implementation of Microsoft's .Net Development Framework as an alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE). Mono takes advantage of the command line versions of the C# and Visual Basic .Net compilers freely available as part of Microsoft's .Net Software Development Kit. MonoDevelop (MD) is an offshoot from the Mono project that aims to port SharpDevelop (#Develop) to Gtk#. If it's new to you now, you'll find it's easy to set up and work with.

"According to a posting from Todd Berman, the primary visionary in the genesis of MonoDevelop, on the MonoDevelop Ximian list, MonoDevelop out of a desire to create an IDE underneath the Mono umbrella..."

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