Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 5

February 08, 2006 Comment on this post [5] Posted in Podcast | ASP.NET | XML | Tools
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HanselminutesMy fifth Podcast is up. This was one is on Mono, the Open Source CLI implementation.

We're listed in the iTunes Podcast Directory, so I encourage you to subscribe with a single click (two in Firefox) with the button below. For those of you on slower connections there are lo-fi and torrent-based versions as well.

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As I've said before this show comes to you with the audio expertise and stewardship of Carl Franklin. The name comes from Travis Illig, but the goal of the show is simple. Avoid wasting the listener's time. (and make the commute less boring)

  • Each show will include a number of links, and all those links will be posted along with the show on the site. There were 15 sites mentioned in this fifth episode, some planned, some not. We're still using on this show.
  • The basic MP3 feed is here, and the iPod friendly one is here. There's a number of other ways you can get it (streaming, straight download, etc) that are all up on the site just below the fold. I use iTunes, myself, to listen to most podcasts, but I also use FeedDemon and it's built in support. IPodder is also a nice, free, client.
  • Note that for now, because of bandwidth constraints, the feeds always have just the current show. If you want to get an old show (and because many Podcasting Clients aren't smart enough to not download the file more than once) you can always find them at
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Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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February 08, 2006 11:40
I once tried to copy Hello World console application I wrote on Windows on Linux. I copied the executable from Windows to SuSE linux... It worked! Amazing stuff... It's the power of Intermediate Language!
February 08, 2006 16:20
Great show. I have two comments, however:

1) You said MonoDevelop "is a very clear example that Windows Forms support can be made to happen on a cross-platform". MonoDevelop does not use Windows Forms. SharpDevelop does, but MonoDevelop is a port of SharpDevelop to Mono/Gtk#. OTOH, the Managed.Windows.Forms guys at Mono have a blog, and one of their latest entries say they are finally testing SWF real-world applications on their stack and fixing them.
February 08, 2006 16:21
2) You said mono is licensed under a BSD license. That's not totally correct. The class libraries are licensed under MIT/X11 license (which is *almost* like BSD, as you can see at The compiler is GPL, and the runtime libraries are LGPL. Plus, Lawrence Ryan introduction saying this is a "free BSD implementation of the .net framework" sounds weird, as "free BSD" is pronounced the same as "FreeBSD" (obviously) is an OS.

Other than that, it was an awesome introduction to Mono, especially for Windows Users. The Mono LiveCD is great.
February 08, 2006 20:58
Mauricio, thanks for the clarification! It's tricky to keep it all straight, I appreciate you keeping me honest. :)
February 12, 2006 21:58
I do not think iPodder is even an entity anymore, you should really be recomending one of these for media cast receiving IMHO.

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