[Mono-osx] An open letter to the OS X Mono group.
dru at druware.com
Fri Mar 30 14:08:56 EDT 2007
It's not really intended to be negative, but constructive. I
apologize if it seemed negative, and will refrain from all further
On Mar 30, 2007, at 1:46 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> The tone of this thread is quite negative.
> The reality is that the Mono *supported* features on MacOSX are
> working fine, and when an ISV raises an issue with one of our
> features we do fix those (we just did a new pass at PowerPC issues,
> if that is a dying platform as far as OSX is concered).
> As for new developments and new features, those will require some
> investment, and maybe Novell is able to do some of that work at some
> But today am mostly concerned with the fact that even on Linux
> we do
> not have a complete Windows.Forms 2.0 stack and developers have
> in droves to it.
> So my current focus will be to complete Winforms 2.0 and then
> we can
> look at doing the Mac driver support. This has the added benefit
> as we improve Winforms, we will not be breaking the Mac driver every
> week. Also adding a new backend now would likely slow us down (which
> is why we have so far ditched the idea of doing the frame buffer
> as well: we just can not maintain all of them at this stage, due to
> rapid changes happening in the core).
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