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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by masalinger on Wed 27th Feb 2008 02:46 UTC in reply to ".NET"
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I think .NET IL has some interesting features, much better than Java, but why clone the Microsoft implementation if it's not as a Wine package? I am sure some coder in the OSS world could come with a better ".NET".

Well, they haven't yet...

Also hell: Python, Perl, Ruby, Java and now .NET.
DE writers should stick to at most two technologies, one being native code.

Why only 2? The more languages a DE has bindings for, the more people who are able to contribute. Don't know C, but know C#? Use the Mono bindings. Don't know C, but know Python? Use the Python bindings. End-users don't care what language programs are written in as long as they work and get the job done.

Why should we need five interpreted language runtimes installed and running at the same time? If you believe .Mono is the way to go, start porting existing managed code.

The great thing about Mono is that you can run Java, Python, Ruby and many other languages on top of the Mono VM - I think another poster already brought this up in an earlier post.

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