Tuesday, August 18, 2009


In our second Upfront installment highlighting non-Linux FOSS projects, we present SharpDevelop. SharpDevelop (aka #Develop) is an IDE for developing .NET applications in C#, F#, VB.NET, Boo and IronPython. SharpDevelop includes all the stuff you’d expect in a modern IDE: syntax highlighting, refactoring, forms designer, debugger, unit testing, code coverage, Subversion support and so on. It runs on all modern versions of the Windows platform. SharpDevelop is a “real” FOSS project; it’s not controlled by any big sinister corporation (and we all know who I’m talking about). It has an active community and is actively upgraded. At the time of this writing, version 3.0 just recently has been released. Even if you use only Linux, you may be indirectly using SharpDevelop. If you use any Mono programs, they probably were developed using the MonoDevelop IDE. MonoDevelop was forked from SharpDevelop in 2003 and ported to GTK.

SharpDevelop Running on Vista (from www.icsharpcode.net)

Source of Information : Linux Journal Issue 182 June 2009

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