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Old April 21, 2010, 21:02   #6
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Originally Posted by Pete Mack View Post
@SaThaRiel -- C# (and .NET) is not so proprietary as all that. Mono is an independent implementation. That said, I have no idea how complete an implementation it is. For something simple like an ascii terminal window, it should be pretty easy to stay compatible.
There's a few non-*band C# roguelikes that handle Mono fine (Mono's text console support is close to complete).

That said, the fastest way a native Windows user could test a C# to Mono/Linux build would be a LiveDVD (and the LiveDVD would have to ship with both gcc and Mono).
* The LiveCDs generally don't have gcc.
* Gentoo has a bad reputation here. I'm currently using Knoppix 6.2.1, but suspect I'll want to build up a library of known-good LiveDVDs.
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