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SharpDevelop death? #808

Jomme5 opened this Issue Feb 22, 2018 · 5 comments


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Jomme5 commented Feb 22, 2018

I see that the website is being closed. Development cycle of C# has slowed down to zero. Is this project death? I would be a shame in days of a bloated Visual Studio(3+GB already...). Just to be sure. Any reasons for this? Thx


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christophwille commented Feb 23, 2018

The community Web site is a different story from the project itself. (really old code, low traffic)

Yes, the team that was working on SharpDevelop has long moved on. Reason is quite simple: for most people free as in beer is enough, and Microsoft is offering that. There was no audience any more (negligible).


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geek1011 commented Feb 23, 2018

I still just use sharpdevelop as it is once in a while, and live with the minor bugs for now.


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Faflu commented Mar 28, 2018

It's a pity people's mentality is like you wrote, Chris. They only take 'free/gratis' from Freedom. I liked SD very much for what VS still misses, but mostly because it was OS licensed. Thank you for what you've done!


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hellboy81 commented Apr 18, 2018

Visual Studio must be free as a freedom, not a beer.

Duke Nukem must die!


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aaferrari commented Nov 11, 2018

What do you think about MonoDevelop? I haven't tried it but the development seems to be quite active and could be an alternative to consider.

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