Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2007 17:44 UTC, submitted by suka
Mono Project In a recent interview with the online edition of the Austrian daily Newspaper Der Standard, Mono project-lead Miguel de Icaza pleads for a cooperation between Mono and Microsoft's .Net: "I think that the deal should include a technical Mono/.NET collaboration, and even go as far as Microsoft recommending Mono for all of their developers looking at migration."
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RE: Go Miguel! Rant warning.
by JohnAsh on Sun 25th Mar 2007 20:45 UTC in reply to "Go Miguel! Rant warning."
JohnAsh
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2006-11-04

That rant was a notch too trollish, so let me clarify some bits. It looks like I poured crap on some really great tech there. I didn't mean it like that.

1) Gcj - Yup, really cool. But not really taking the OSS un*x desktop anywhere. IMHO. But it rocks.

2) Gtk themes for java - Any work in this direction is great! Sorely needed, hugely wanted. Still not good enough. But it rocks. Or will rock.

3) I wrote that Kaffe represented a time-sink. Wrong. Edit it out. Kaffe is beyond awesome. Maybe just not a great hope for a desktop-level OSS runtime.

4) Java in general - No other language/runtime in the history of man have such great development environments as Java has today, free or for money. Not smalltalk, eiffel, .Net, C++. Do I have to mention it rocks? Rocks hard even? But not in the area of desktop apps. Nope.

(note - I don't believe in the edit function)

Edited 2007-03-25 20:48

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