Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Mar 2006 20:02 UTC, submitted by Miguel de Icaza
Mono Project Paco, a Mono contributor gives an up-to-date overview of the state of Mono, from handhelds to servers and how Microsoft developers are migrating. The interview is offered in both mp3 and ogg formats.
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Angel--Fr@gzill@
Member since:
2005-12-23

!!!!

Good summary of what Mono is and news...

Muy mono tu acento, Paco, no se nota que vienes de Badajoz...You know! Feliciaciones!

!!!!

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Very comersial
by Toad on Sat 25th Mar 2006 12:40 UTC
Toad
Member since:
2005-11-27

I like .net and I think mono is a good idea for linux... but Paco did lie during the interview and that was bad. The interview asked if you could take .net applications from windows and run it on linux; and if Winforms did run under linux. Paco said that was the case but didn't mention that:
1. There are incompatibilites between ms .net on windows and Novell .net on linux, filepath is one core example
(directory separator incompatibilities) and some ms .net libraries don't exist in Linux (directX and such).
2. Winforms is NOT finnished. It has not even been released as beta)

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RE: Very comersial
by marpaco on Sat 25th Mar 2006 13:51 UTC in reply to "Very comersial"
marpaco Member since:
2006-01-01

For a moment there you had me worried!

Mono's implementation of System.Windows.Forms will come out in Beta 1 of Mono 1.2 in the first week of April.

The things you point out about path differences between Windows and Linux are true but are not an artifact of Mono or .NET for that matter. Cross-platform programmers should always be aware of the differences between OS platforms and keep that in mind during design and implementation. System.IO provides a System.IO.Path.DirectorySeparatorChar member that will help you in your development.

Thank you for your support and admiration for the mono:: project.

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v Oh Wow
by segedunum on Sat 25th Mar 2006 13:22 UTC
Hehe, nothign has changed
by Lumbergh on Sat 25th Mar 2006 13:30 UTC
Lumbergh
Member since:
2005-06-29

Segedenum is bitter about Mono

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RE: Hehe, nothign has changed
by theine on Sat 25th Mar 2006 20:10 UTC in reply to "Hehe, nothign has changed"
theine Member since:
2005-09-29

Segedenum is bitter about Mono

Segedenum is bitter about everything

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RE[2]: Hehe, nothign has changed
by segedunum on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Hehe, nothign has changed"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Segedenum is bitter about everything

Arghhhh. Shame. I am somewhat sick of being fed run of the mill crap as some kind of uber brilliant thing that's going to change the world.

Sad but true Mono fanboys.

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by suryad on Sat 25th Mar 2006 18:10 UTC
suryad
Member since:
2005-07-09

Good news indeed. Honestly though I think this competition between .NET & mono on one side, and Java on the other is great. I have predominantly programmed in Java becasue the Universities require it but I would love to try out .NET one of these days. Great job to the mono dev team.

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Francisco.
by miguel on Sat 25th Mar 2006 18:22 UTC
miguel
Member since:
2005-07-27

Is not from Spain (Badajoz) he is from Puerto Rico ;-)

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RE: Francisco.
by Angel--Fr@gzill@ on Sat 25th Mar 2006 19:47 UTC in reply to "Francisco."
Angel--Fr@gzill@ Member since:
2005-12-23

!!!
OK, Thanks!

Ya me parcia que tenia demasiado buen acento norteamericano...

Supongo que eres M de Icaza. Buen trabajo, Felicitaciones a ambos y gracias.

!!!

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RE[2]: Francisco.
by dikatlon on Sat 25th Mar 2006 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Francisco."
dikatlon Member since:
2005-07-08

Mono es maravilloso; y la espanol idioma tambien( un idioma muy bonito).

Beware mono means monkey in spanish ;=)

Monkey say, monkey do!

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RE[3]: Francisco.
by Angel--Fr@gzill@ on Sun 26th Mar 2006 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Francisco."
Angel--Fr@gzill@ Member since:
2005-12-23

!!!
Correct

I knew it. Thats why the anagram of Mono is a monkey (check the icon).

Extrangely, it can mean also nice, cute, pretty...

So Mono is a "mono" language to use. In 1 or 2 years could become a widely used language. I see some lacks, but many advantages, and a future good OS interoperability, using it.

Angel--Fr@gzill@
!!!

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