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MonoDevelop reaches RTM

by James Vastbinder on Mar 17, 2008 |

Late last week MonoDevelop reached RTM.  MonoDevelop is targeted at Linux and Mac OS X developers building ASP.NET and Gnome applications.  This release will have language support for C#, VB.NET, Java, Boo, C and C++. 

Main Features of MonoDevelop:

  • Customizable Workbench
  • Code Completion
  • Tooltips
  • Refactoring 
  • Code Navigation 
  • GUI Designer for GTK# applications and management of custom GTK# widget libraries
  • Integrated Support for Subversion
  • Unit Testing based on NUnit
  • Support for ASP.NET projects
  • Integrated Database Explorer
  • Integration with Monodoc
  • Support for makefiles
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio project formats
  • Packaging system for generating tarballs, source code and binary packages
  • Command line tools for building and managing projects.
  • Support for localization projects.
  • An extensible Add-In architecture

The release notes on the MonoDevelop site has many screenshots and in-depth information on the features listed above.

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I've tried So Hard by Carlos Muentes

I really have tried for years to be excited about MonoDevelop, and I must admit the MD development team has done great work. But the lack of debugger integration is going to take this IDE no where. It can't be used professionally because of it, and it's so disappointing as I'm sure many developers (like me) really want to support Linux and .NET. Please MD team!! Please give us the debugger!!!

Re: I've tried So Hard by Dan Tines

Yeah, the Mono debugger situation has been frustrating for a while now. I think it's gone through a couple rewrites, but never seems to be ready for prime time.

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