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[5]: I do like GNOME, but:
by Moochman on Thu 29th Mar 2007 06:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I do like GNOME, but:"
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You have a point, but my point is, Java already has quite a bit of traction on the desktop, and Gnome is in a position to join in. If they don't, then Gtk-based apps may just end up getting left behind by applications that are not Gtk-based, but instead SWT or Swing-based, yet still integrate nearly seamlessly with the Gtk look-and-feel (not to mention Windows and Mac L&Fs). A lot of projects, particularly those not confined to the Linux community, are interested in the idea of compile-once, run-everywhere. Gtk+ by itself does not fulfill that goal; Mono only goes halfway there.

P.S. I forgot to mention that the mathematics software Maple and the modelling tool/IDE Visual Paradigm are also written in Java. Again, not Gtk-based, but pretty visible and important apps that run across Windows, Linux and Mac. Yes, they are commercial and not open-souce, so you may count them out of the "Linux desktop" equation if you feel like it; I'm just pointing out the potential that has already proven to exist for implementing large, complex Java desktop apps.

Edited 2007-03-29 06:28

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