Thursday, November 30, 2006

bsdtalk085 - FreeBSD Port Committer Thomas McLaughlin

Interview with FreeBSD Port Committer Thomas McLaughlin about the BSD# project.

File Info: 9MB, 18Min.

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Anonymous said...

What a great interview!

It's sad to hear that Tom is no longer going to be maintaining the BSD# port and I for one would like to thank him for all the work he's put into it (and all the others).

This interview has given me new hope and motivation with Mono on BSD because I'm very new to the FreeBSD platform, fresh off the MS Windows boat.

I remember badgering Tom by email, IRC and via the mailing lists so I found it both amusing and a pleasant relief to hear that he'd done the same earlier in his porting career.

I've offered help before but wrangling with a new platform and new application set, the best help I could be was to help myself learn the basics.

I think I'm at the stage where I don't need help finding files or setting permissions so I'm ready for my next challenge too. Maybe that challenge should be to help someone like Phil Neumann with porting Mono. Like both Tom and Phil, I've little experience in C# (enough to write a website running on Mono) so hopefully we're at a stage where we can help each other.

Anyway, this thanks has become a bit of an essay and it's early in the morning so time to put an end to it.

Thanks the Mono and BSD# teams!


Anonymous said...

I like C# quite a lot. I use it on FreeBSD and have an internal commercial product available for FreeBSD. Works on FreeBSD, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X. And it's always really been that way.

FreeBSD won't get on the C# bandwagon until FreeBSD is more aligned with Desktop users. Which FreeBSD is clearly not aimed at. I use it as my main development platform and desktop enviornment at work. It works well.

Good interview.

___ said...

Good interview and good job.