[Mono-dev] Seeking advice regarding mono and .net incompatibility

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Mon Jun 8 17:34:05 EDT 2009

> Along the journey so far I've found a handful of bugs in mono that I've reported
> and submitted patches to. Nothing odd about that. One "bug" is really
> problematic to me however since I know now that it won't be fixed in mono, see
> Bug 502115. In a way I understand your position (basicly it's ms .net thats
> buggy, not mono), but on the other hand mono aims to be highly compatible
> with .net if I understand things correctly.

In the case of 502115 the idea is that the user can set the environment
variable to MONO_STRICT_MS_COMPLIANT and get the Microsoft behavior and
that seems to be on the Mono tree now.

> Has anybody been in this situation and has any advice or suggestions? Are
> there any official project guidelines for how compatible with .net mono
> should be?

We do this in a case-by-case basis, and your patch is now on Mono, and
should at least appear on Mono 2.6 in September or so, so we are able to
satisfy both goals.


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