Easy Mono on the Mac
by Russell Miles
I'm a Java and AspectJ developer at heart but, never one to ignore a programming language or technology, I've been playing with Mono on my Windows box at home when I was sent away on business with just my powerbook. Don't get me wrong, I prefer the p'book anyway but I was playing with C# at the time and I could remember the all-too-recent pain I'd gone through getting mono onto my home iMac and so I was not relishing the same pain again in getting my new powerbook up to speed.
Then I found out that I needn't have worried! The kind people at Novell have released a nice and easy way of getting mono onto OS X. It's been up and available for a while, so my apologies to those out there who are going 'duh, you're slow on the uptake', but I thought it was worth a posting here so that at least if anyone searches in the future then there's an even better chance that they'll go straight to the easiest way of getting mono on their mac.
And then there was cocoa-sharp...
Let's not forget about the main Mono/Mac project out there, Cocoa-sharp, an effort to bring Mono and the MacOS X Cocoa toolkits together in a two way bridge, allowing Mac developers that leverage the Mono runtime libraries, while retaining a native Mac look and feel.