I was hunting around for some information on Mono dependancies when I found this article by Kevin Shockey:
Installing Mono on SuSE Linux with Red Carpet
Interesting – but one subtle flaw. The ZLM client components – also known as Red Carpet – are available online and they are open source – source hosted at cvs.gnome.org.
I mailed Kevin:
I’ve just read your article from the end of last year – http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/6123 – and I thought it was particularly interesting.
One thing to note – did you know that the ZENworks Linux Management client components – also known as Red Carpet – are 100% open source and available without downloading ZENworks Linux Management?
We have the RPMs for many platforms at ftp://ftp.ximian.com/pub/redcarpet2 – certainly fast and easy.
Also we have the public Red Carpet server http://red-carpet.ximian.com which provides community updates – including those for Mono.
Finally we have another open source project – Open Carpet – which lets developers host their updates to be consumed by the Red Carpet/ZLM client components – http://opencarpet.org
Let me know if I can be of any further help – and please feel free to reference this data in the future.
Let’s see if this gets a response. I’m keen to evangelise the benefits of OpenCarpet for developers and hacker teams.