[Mono-devel-list] Idea: Bittorrent and Mono.
dmertens at zyprexia.com
Wed Jul 21 09:42:10 EDT 2004
> I'm a relatively new subscriber to many of the Mono mailing
> lists, and this is one of the first suggestions that I have
> become quite interested in. There have been a few
> successful attempts at BT C# ports, such as BT.Net, but the
> source is not widely available.
> I agree that there is amazing potential for this. After
> reading Miguel's posting a few days ago, I spent some time
> analyzing the Python source and began a small BitTorrent
> "proof of concept" project.
> At this time it's mostly the utilitarian functionality, and
> I'm not sure how far I will be able to take this before
> school starts up again.
> * Is anyone else actively developing, or interested in
> developing this functionality?
> * How would development of something like this take place -
> does Novell have some kind of a SourceForge-like area for
> Mono-type projects or extension projects, or would this take
> place elsewhere for possible future inclusion in Mono, or
> would this eventually just move into the Mono CVS?
> Thanks for your time, great idea... A C# client could really
> move BT into some new realms.
How interesting a BitTorrent client may seem. It doesn't belong in the main
mono branch (Same with Mono.Posix en Mono.GetOptions).
These days I see more and more additions which build upon Mono. I've been
programming along time in PHP and there's a extention repository called PEAR
(http://pear.php.net). Extentions in PEAR have the same quality as the
extentions supplied with the main php distributions, except that their nor
required by the runtime.
I think it would be wise to create a PEAR alike repository where classes can
be developed which are not directly needed by the runtime. When a class
become very populaire, maybe than there's an option to distribute the class
with the main Mono (or MCS) distribution.
Just my 2 cents,
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