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PostSubject: Port Movie Info Plus to Mono so to make it into a cross-platform application?   Port Movie Info Plus to Mono so to make it into a cross-platform application? Icon_minitimeWed Dec 17, 2008 1:11 pm

Request also posted in the XBMC forum here => http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?p=257656#post257656

Would it be possible to port this application to use Mono so that it can run nativly under Linux and Mac OS X as well?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_(software)
http://www.mono-project.com

FYI; Mono's Common Language Runtime supports C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, and other .NET programing languages. Mono can be run on Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows operating systems.

Good idea?

If so then make sure to checkout The Mono Migration Analyzer (MoMA), "Your fast track to Linux", a tool helps you identify issues you may have when porting your .Net application to Mono. It helps pinpoint platform specific calls (P/Invoke) and areas that are not yet supported by the Mono project.
http://www.mono-project.com/MoMA


Also checkout the MonoDevelop IDE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonoDevelop
http://monodevelop.com

Another semi-related idea would be to switch to using Qt toolkit or the GTK toolkit (with the GTK# .NET bindings, as MonoDevelop supports this GTK# toolkit out-of-the-box) for creating the graphical user interface as it is cross-platform framework, or alternative use a PHP, AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML), or ASP (or ASP.NET which MonoDevelop also supports out-of-the-box) based interface as a web application so that it can be used in any web browser, and again also be cross-platform and platform independent for the end-users.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_(toolkit)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK%2B
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gtk_Sharp

PS! @billyad2000, off-topic but why team up with fekker and his Movie Info Plus application (which is also VB.NET based and designed to serve the same purpose) to make it a joint single application project? If you guys would do that then please consider making that new project open source and choose a new neutral name for it (as it would probably not only be used by XBMC fans but by users of many other media center projects as well). Checkout:
http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33961
http://movieinfoplus.sourceforge.net/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/movieinfoplus/
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