After a lot of strugling I finally got mono working on my machine. A bit frustrating that none of the package repositories for Fedora have up-to-date Mono packages. So I had to make them all myself. But now I have and Muine is humming along on my machine. Muine surely is different, I am gonna use it for a while and see how it works out, but I think the GUI approach actually might have a lot going for it. Good work Jorn and the Muine crew!