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Synergy.net on Mac


Now that Visual Studio 2019 has been made available on Mac, is it time to consider porting Synergy to Mac too?  I have no idea what's involved, so take this with a large grain of salt, but it seems that since Synergy is on .Net and .Net is now on Mac, the heavy lifting would have already been done.  

4 Comments | Posted by Dan Desch to Synergy .NET on 9/10/2019 1:33 PM
Marty Lewis
Hey Dan,

VS for Mac is actually a rebranding of the old MonoDevelop IDE that has moved forward quite a bit. There is very little code shared between it and the Visual Studio that you know and love on Windows. They do not have much of an extensibility story so far, either, so they are not really ready to bring in another 1st class language like Synergy.

Good idea. I think we should keep talking about it.

9/12/2019 9:57 PM   1  
Dan Desch
Hi Marty, thanks for the insight; I knew I was out of my depth on this.  But, just for curiosity's sake, are you saying that if you have an application written entirely in c# say, it will not run under this version of VS2019 on Mac?  Or is c# something other than, more fundamental than, a first class language?  

9/13/2019 12:20 PM   1  
Ace Olszowka
C# Doesn't follow even a fraction of the rules, .NET Core even fewer, to understand what is meant by this check out them trying to re-implement the Project System:




So many rules and exceptions mostly because the project system (as original envisioned) was built to serve Visual Studio. Whereas in the modern era they are trying to get a project system to serve others with Visual Studio simply being another consumer.

9/19/2019 9:11 PM   0  
Marty Lewis
Since VS for Mac does not currently have an extensibility story that supports additional language integrations, we are closing out this idea. We can track the state of VS for Mac and bring the topic back if the ecosystem changes.

10/18/2019 7:24 PM   0  
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