[MonoTouch] Student licencing issues.

Abe Gillespie abe.gillespie at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 05:13:27 EDT 2011

I think they've been referring to it as XTouch.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Nic Wise <nicw at fastchicken.co.nz> wrote:
> First up, here's what I've been recommending for a while:
> 1. Get the trial from monotouch.net, so you can dev in the simulator.
> 2. If you need to deploy onto a device, get hold of someone here (eg
> me) and we'll try to arrange a ad-hoc build so you can put it on your
> device (I think you get one device with a student version?). Eg if you
> need to get it on a device for an end-of-semester project or
> something. If it's just you hacking around, stick with the sim for the
> moment.
> 3. Ignore MonoTouch otherwise - Attachmate bought Novell, and fired
> all the developers (ie, Miguel, Joseph, Geoff, Michael and all the
> others). They then formed Xamarin to make what I'm calling XamTouch
> (and XamDroid, and maybe XamWebOS or XamBerry or XamSomethingElse),
> tho I seriously doubt they will call it that.
> Once they have XamTouch out, you will need to re-purchase a student
> license - it's a separate company, and I wouldn't expect them to give
> a discount for existing users. Actually, I hope they don't - I'd
> rather they had MORE money to make MORE kick arse tools for me to use
> :) Selfish? yes. I can deal with that :)
> For more info, keep an eye on Miguel's blog: http://tirania.org/blog/
> especially:
> http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Jun-28.html
> http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/May-25.html
> http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/May-16.html
> With the usual disclaimers of "I dont have any inside knowledge",
> Miguel said that a release of XamTouch would be out (at least in beta,
> if not for purchase) "in 3 months" from mid-May (I think - can't
> remember if it was 2-3 or 3-4). They have a lot of it working already
> by the looks of it.
> And now the funny bit:
> "Novell also pointed me to Xamarin (http://xamarin.com/)... Is this
> the new MonoTouch...?"
> WTF? That's like calling Microsoft about SQL Server and having them
> say "oh, maybe you should call Oracle..." :)
> Cheers
> Nic
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 08:16, bigbob85 <bsmoore at students.latrobe.edu.au> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> Been trying to contact monotouch for several weeks now, and contacting
>> novell by phone and it seems no one is able to help me.
>> Issue:
>> Have a monotouch student licence which I have activated on two machines. I
>> now want to clear the licence off both of these machines because I no longer
>> have them, but I now have a new mac.
>> This has happened to me in the past after I had re-installed OSX, and I
>> contacted email support and they cleared on of my activations so I can
>> re-activate, so I know this can be done.
>> Problem:
>> monotouch at novell.com never gets back to me. The support email addresses I
>> had previously all used now just bounce my message back to me.
>> To add more salt to the wound, MonoTouch does not exist in the Novell Mono
>> store
>> (http://shop.novell.com/store/novell/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryID.31946100)
>> and when I contacted them they said that Novell does not deal with MonoTouch
>> anymore...
>> So what do? Did I just spend $99 on a student licence which only lasted me 6
>> months?...
>> Does MonoTouch still exist? Is it still being developed... I would hope so,
>> with MT4 recently...
>> Is MonoTouch made by the same people who made Mono for Android? Maybe I
>> should contact them.
>> Does anyone have any ideas of what I should do? I fear if I buy a $400
>> licence that it simply will take my money, but sure, I'll get that back in
>> time, but thats not the point.
>> Novell also pointed me to Xamarin (http://xamarin.com/)... Is this the new
>> MonoTouch...?
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