When I discovered Mono and F#, and initially thought "Wow, I can finally write my apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS, all in the same programming language, and a decent ML at that." But when I discovered the impracticality of setting
up F# tools, I was very disappointed.
fsxplat is a noble project. For the moment, F# is incredibly UNsupported in most environments:
- Windows: Confusion between Visual F# and open source F# compiler. Can't install open source F# compiler.
- iOS: Ditto. Except MonoTouch for iOS isn't even listed as a viable option at present.
- Mac OS X and Linux: Appear to have full support using Mono. fsxplat and F# Github documentation could clarify this in simpler writing.
Most of these tools are lackluster paid applications. Who should we call out to for better cross-platform support for F#?