I’m about to start a new job working with C#/.NET and will try to practice before I start. How much of a pain is it to do on Linux?
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It works well on Linux, just that you probably want to invest on getting Rider IDE from Jetbrains. I had to drop C# when it come to developing something for Linux and I opt to use C Language for that, not Rust nor DLang, since I also have to be mindful about FFI.
Mono is the best open source free/libre??🤔 implementation of DotNet and CLI specification out there, it’s officially sponsored by M$. DotNet/C# it’s a great technology/platform BUT mostly of its ecosystem is M$/🍎 dependent, and therefore tends to work with it in proprietary environments 😢.
In addition, DotNet cannot be built from source.
As I understand, you can build from source but it’s more complex, or What do you mean?
It is specifically as you point https://github.com/dotnet/source-build
It is WIP and not everything is built from source yet.
These are the same reasons why OpenRA just download the DotNet package and embed it in the AppImage.
To build DotNet, there is no full bootstrapping yet. As result, you cannot build DotNet with, for example, Mono which already supply this first thing.
https://github.com/dotnet/source-build/issues/1930 Here’s more info about the bootstrapping problem if anyone is interested.
It sounds like it might be theoretically possible, but unproven and not at all practical in the current scenario.
Horrible 😨 . Surprising that the community of its developers accepts this. The Open Source Initiative has done a great job brainwashing 🧠 .