Archive for the ‘Mono’ Category

Ajax Envolving – Ajax SSL

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Today I’ve found something that could be very useful for webdevelopers that need some extra security without the troubles of configuring an HTTPS server. In fact, until recently, XSP didn’t support secure HTTP, and if it didn’t support it now, it would be even more useful. I’m talking about aSSL, a MIT/X11 Ajax library that […]

Upgrading To Fedora Core 6

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Well, as soon as I realised that was the day Fedora Core 6 was released I got my hands on the work. The most anoying thing about all the process was that Fedora website was, and still is, down. Not only the website is down as at least at that day the file servers were […]

Consequences of AJAX on ASP.Net Webcontrols Development

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Every day new sites with AJAX appear and it looks like AJAX had come to stay. ASP.Net, as every other reputable web framework, must take it into account. It must provide the right tools to every scenario. What are the scenarios then? HTML Until AJAX gained momentum, this was the only possible scenario. If you […]

Detecting .Net Executables And Choosing Between Mono And Wine

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Beeing able to double click, or simply ./app.exe from the console, is always easier that calling Mono or Wine. The Linux Kernel provides a feature that enables developers to hook and make .exe to be recognized and started as an excutable but the current solutions are not compatible between themselves. I tough that doing an […]

How To Read RSS Feeds With C# And Mono

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Today I whished to add RSS and Atom support to one of my projects. When I took a look at the standard I realised it would be naif to spend time trying to support all the versions and imcompabilities of RSS. I then searched for projects implementing this and found one, to RSS, that fitted […]

Privacy Is Not Simple…

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

For a while, I’ve been working on this. Now that I saw something similar on a Slashdot article I decided to publish my own research. The truth is that the problem uncovered by that article handles the problem of handling your own users – maybe other site’s users if they use those kind of tracking […]

Petition to Reverse “.NET 3.0” Name

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Today, I’ve found that some users are doing a petition to try to reverse the recently announced “.Net 3.0” name to the previously known WinFX tecnologies. So far, the best arguments I’ve tought and read are that there will be a confusion between C# 3.0, and a few other things, and the name .Net 3.0. […]

Miguel de Icaza on “Exame Informática”

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Tody I bought this months’s edition of “Exame Informática”, one of the best computer/software/gadgets magazine in Portugal and just found an interview with Miguel de Icaza. I’m not sure the interview was done by the portuguese author, as I believe I’ve seen those questions somewhere else, but hey, they could be just similar. The interview […]

.Net Framework 3.0 to be released with Vista (Updated)

Monday, June 12th, 2006

UPDATE: Microsoft has a new community site for .Net 3.0 – NetFx3 – with lots of information and some popular RSS toolkits. In this MSDN blog Somasegar explains that many developers were confusing the tecnologies, so they decided to rename WinFx to .Net 3.0. What this really means is that the Windows Presentation, Communication, Workflow […]

Sync your data

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Today I read the news about Google Sync FireFox Extension, funny, because I’ve been doing something similar. I’ve tried it and I’m not enjoying it that much, first because the cookie sync had broken several things, second because it is slow, CPU intensive, and intrusive – you can’t do anything while it is doing an […]

New controls with Gtk ideas

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

For my current job in ePortal I’ve been designing some new controls that mostly add features not present in the HTML native ones. One such features is the ability to add an icon (or something else like a checkbox) to a dropdown list (combobox). How do we solve this? By implementing it using HTML, but […]

Clean ASP.Net control rendering, another way

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

After reading Joe Audette «Cleaner Rendering of ASP.NET Server Controls Coming Soon!» blog post I was sad I were developing with ASP.Net 1.1 and that would be a very nice addition to my current project(s). ASP.Net 2.0 has good support to change the rendering of controls, yet I found that the same is possible to […]


Monday, March 13th, 2006

While using the native .Net libraries you only have two options to Remoting: Tcp and Http. While this is enough for most cases, people wishing to integrate with Java and other Corba implementations may miss Corba.Net. I’ve not tested it either in Mono or .Net, this is only a reference to anyone that may find […]


Sunday, March 12th, 2006

One of the benefits of ASP.Net is that you have a set of controls specially designed to handle different browsers and HTML versions. While the structure is there and somehow it actually works, in ASP.Net 1.1 some MS controls don’t actually work well in other browsers but IE. Thats MS implementation fault, not ASP.Net fault. […]

Why should I not want Core 5?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

I found this on a Fedora Forum: Quote: Originally Posted by ImNeat: Why should I not want Core 5? One word: MONO AKA: Microsoft .NET framework infecting Linux… Looks like not everybody is a Fan of Mono yet… Anyway, I checked out Gnome 2.13.92 using Garnome and gave it a try. The default theme is […]

Toughts about Linux, Windows and Mono influence – Part III

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Hehe, nice to know the ammount of comments/reads that my two previous posts had. Got people from OpenSource movements to Microsoft coders! The sad thing, and yes I think this is related, is that someone was trying to hack my server and I had to shut it down for a while… can’t people read an […]

Toughts about Linux, Windows and Mono influence – Part II

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Well, the feedback to my first post was so fast that I decided to move on with the second part of my planed article. The fact is that I’ve used gentoo and initng but those aren’t standarts. Gentoo isn’t for the home user and if you aren’t one you should be able to tweak the […]

Toughts about Linux, Windows and Mono influence – Part I

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Each time I boot a Windows XP machine I wonder why the hell is it still faster than my tuned Linux box which only starts the needed daemons? Why does Outlook startup under 2 seconds and Evolution takes ages? And questions like that. If you ever have done a Windows Service or even look carefully […]

The future looks promising

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Every time a new Gnome or Fedora release is close to be release I get exited. This time is not different and it will carry very good news to Mono. First, Fedora Core 5 will release Mono, F-spot and Beagle. Unlike the previous versions it won’t be optimized for i386 anymore, instead it will be […]

HELP! I’m an Object Factory!

Monday, February 20th, 2006

It has been a week since my last post, I’ve been coding on ePortal WYSIWYG ASP.Net editor, like a mad man and almost had no time either to family or friends. Anyway, the progress is amazing and when the product gets released I’ll try to do some work porting it to GTK# so we can […]

Good news to Monodevelop

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

While anwsering to a mailinglist discussion I come to realise that SharpDevelop license has been changed to LGPL. The change applies to SharpDevelop2 builds and forward. So, the SharpDevelop 1.x code is still GPL but if you use newer code you can use LGPL. SharpDevelop2 is currently in Beta 1 stage, but from what […]

Mono and Perfomance testing

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

I’ve read Miguel’s post about how a few ‘details’ can impact Mono’s performance, and of course, following some mailing list discussions about small portions of code beeing changed (System.IO and StringBuilder come to mind) which should impact the perfomance as well. So, I noticed that we have a TDD (Test Driven Development) project but we […]

Adventures with Ajax and ASP.Net

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Due to my new job, where I’m developing a web based ASP.Net WYSIWYG editor, I’ve been playing with several Ajax components available in the jungle out there. Until now, I found two with merit, and I’ll be using both at same time because I found that they complete each other. The point is that there […]

And the Designer gets live

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

After a litle time of work, I managed to get the Centaurus Database Designer retrieving the schema from real databases, using Centaurus.Data, of course. I tested it with some databases, some very large, and it works quite well. There are only a few (drawing) bugs on relations, nothing critical. The current SVN revision has many […]

Centaurus Database Designer

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

In the past 2 days I’ve started and… done nothing but it… I’ve done it using ‘pure’ Gtk Widgets and no Canvas. While the design itself was easy, making the table move and resize was even more easy except by the time it took me to figure out the right coordinates translations 😛 The relations […]