Thursday, December 20, 2007

monodevelop 1.0 beta 3 on mac

The team at Novell just released monodevelop 1.0 beta 3 . Beside the usual bug fixes, it seems that some effort is being put to improve the support on mac. It can now run on a mac without X11 using gtk-quartz. I hope that the monodevelop team will put as much effort at stabilizing the project as they do at adding new features. Having a lot of features advertises well, but stability and reliability of an IDE are more than mandatory for it to be used in a professional environment.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dell shipping new ubuntu

It seems that dell updated its product line, and now ships ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) with its inspiron 1420N. As the proud and happy owner of one of those laptops, I would only encourage the linux enthusiasts to vote with their wallet and purchase one of dell ubuntu computers. It's cheaper than with windows, has supported hardware and comes with ubuntu preinstalled :-). Needless to say that it's the best way to show support for your favorite distribution.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Experimenting virtual box

So I decided to give a try to Virtual Box, and install ubuntu hardy-heron in it to see how it looks. The experience is really positive so far. Virtual box makes it just so easy to experiment new operating systems. The interface is verry intuitive , so you just have to follow the instruction on screen and it does its job.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Build monodevelop within monodevelop

There is a monodevelop solution in the monodevelop svn tree. It allows you to build monodevelop from within monodevelop, pretty cool. Look at the screenshot, it shows opening the replace dialog from the monodevelop GUI editor called stetic.
Monodevelop seems to be shaping up verry nicely. It will be cool to finally have an IDE that allows you to create gnome apps without having to read tons of documentation.