mojoPortal compiled in Visual Studio 2005

I managed to convert a copy of mojoPortal to VS 2005 this evening without too much trouble. I had a few compile errors that were easily remedied then the Solution built fine and most importantly, the site works!

The next step is to test a deployment on mono and make sure things still work. I think they will since I'm really not using any of the ASP.NET 2.0 features yet. I know some of the 2.0 features are ready in mono so I expect I will tiptoe into changes to the new 2.0 way of doing things and test each change on mono as I go.

Then the next logical step is to tag the current VS 2003 code in svn and update the trunk to VS 2005. My timeline on this will depend on how the testing goes but I'm inclined to do it soon if things go well.

I invite comments from those of you actively working with the mojoPortal source code in VS.NET. Are you going to have access to VS 2005 anytime soon or will it cut you out of the loop if the main branch of development moves to VS 2005?

I'm excited about the 2.0 .NET stuff. There are definitely some major changes and new ways of doing things though it seems to support the old way fairly well so I think we can effectively pace our changes to coincide with mono support. I'm definitely not planning on doing anything that doesn't work under mono. It will be interesting to find out how much is already working.


re: mojoPortal compiled in Visual Studio 2005

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 6:24:05 PM
My understanding is that MonoDevelop doesn't support targeting the 2.0 profile yet even though Mono does provide a lot of support for it.  That means that moving to 2.0 would make it harder (albeit not impossible) for me to contribute in the near term.  Worst case, I would edit in MonoDevelop and build from the command line.

Just my $.02.  I totally understand if you decide to move to 2.0 before MonoDevelop supports it.

Jasmin Savard

re: mojoPortal compiled in Visual Studio 2005

Thursday, November 3, 2005 3:26:49 PM
Nice decision. I'm looking forward to see the source code to use it.
I'm using VS.NET 2005 already at work so I can, and will continue to help as I can.
I also tried to convert my own project in VS.NET but still got problems with the mysql connector.
Right now I can't retreive any records from MySQL and switching back to VS.NET 2003 to complete some work. If anyone knows how to use VS.NET 2005 and compile with .NET framework 1.1 drop me a line at

Jasmin Savard

re: mojoPortal compiled in Visual Studio 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:29:24 AM
I'm already moving everything over to VS 2005.  I downloaded it from MSDN yesterday.  Go for it!

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