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[6]: The whole reason
by masalinger on Wed 27th Feb 2008 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The whole reason"
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Easy; Winforms, Indigo, WMA/WMV (which is required for Silverlight), WPF and numerous others. Basically if you took out all the patented stuff from Mono you would end up with something pretty much worthless.

Uh... other than Windows.Forms and WPF (altho WPF is not implemented afaik), none of those are part of Mono and neither of them are installed by default on Ubuntu (and I doubt on Fedora either).

Who needs Windows.Forms or WPF to write Linux-based Mono apps? No one, that's who.

Those are only ever used to help people port their apps from Windows over to Linux, where they will likely use Qt# or Gtk#.

Talk about trolls trying to spread FUD, wow...

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