this looks like a job for... tomorrow!

Hack Week 2

For Hack Week this time, I decided I wanted something that I knew could be completed during the week, as I did exactly zero work on my last project after Hack Week.

So I revisited an old application of mine. As chronicled previously, I had written a Jabber/Xmpp client in VB.Net back in the day. So I spent this Hack Week finishing the conversion to C# and ensuring that it ran on Mono on Linux. I have a couple of bugs I need to file that I found, but it seems to run quite nicely on openSUSE:



Hopefully we can add it to the Mono VMWare image after said bugs are fixed. For now, it is located at: http://code.google.com/p/xmppapplication/.

And just to do something a little wilder and failure prone, I also spent some time getting MonoDevelop running on Windows. It will load, but some work definitely needs to be done before it is shippable:



Once again, thank you Novell for Hack Week!

4 comments:

Jakub said...

Could you create multiprotocol instant messenger? Pidgin, which promised to be good for GNOME doesn't integrate well with, while GNOME's project, Empathy, is developed slowly...

And I have a question: what is your GTK theme? Very nice. Give me a link (; .

Jakub said...

Very nice GTK theme...

jpobst said...

I think this would integrate even worse than Pidgin with GNOME. This is not GTK, it is Winforms, although most of it is custom drawn. :)

Temp Variable said...

Any instructions on getting the latest MonoDevelop to run under Windows? Or is it too much trouble?