RFC on our new initiative

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Fri Jan 23 04:54:29 CST 2004

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Mike Hearn wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 11:17:55 -0600, Gregory M. Turner wrote:
> > Mono is LGPL/X11 (except the compiler) so we could beat them at their own game
> > by forking /their/ code, turning it into a winelib app, and implementing
> > Windows.Forms properly ;)
> It's not that simple. Unsurprisingly they don't want a hard dependency on Wine
> when many .NET apps they write don't use SWF, so they need to be able to use wine
> without being a winelib app. We simply don't support that.

I believe that's why Gregory proposed to fork their code: because he
just wants a 100% open-source way to run .Net apps in Wine and thus for
him the hard-dependency on Wine is not an issue.

Can Mono work on Windows? Or, in other words, is there an open-source
.Net implementation on Windows? If yes we could try to make that work in
Wine (as a PE binary first, then via a MinGW + Winelib port).

Francois Gouget         fgouget at free.fr        http://fgouget.free.fr/
     The software said it requires Win95 or better, so I installed Linux.

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