Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 15:08 UTC, submitted by masalinger
Mono Project A huge 'discussion' took place on the desktop-devel mailing list of the GNOME project about a possible replacement for TomBoy, the Wiki-like note taking application-thing-program-utility written in Mono - it being written in Mono was the prime reason for the whole debate, which started here, and only got considerably nastier later on. "It would seem that lately there are a lot of FUD-spreading trolls crawling out of the woodwork trying to frighten people into thinking that GNOME somehow depends on Mono. Let's take a look at their most widely repeated claims."
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RE: Mono is snake oil
by masalinger on Wed 27th Feb 2008 02:36 UTC in reply to "Mono is snake oil"
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The project has the resources of Novell behind it. And had a big head start on the Tracker project. But the tracker guys, a small team without a major corporate sponsor, writing in plain old C, have come from way behind, and are currently passing up Beagle for performance, features, and stability.

That's a pretty misleading way to phrase that Novell sponsored a single developer to work on Beagle (ok, they had 2 for a short while). Their last remaining developer also left quite a few months ago and the one before that left years ago.

Beagle still is able to index a larger variety of file types and doesn't peg my cpu the way Tracker does.

Edited 2008-02-27 02:51 UTC

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