Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th May 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by lemur2
SuSE, openSUSE The first major effect of Attachmate buying Novell (and thus, SUSE) has come into, uh, effect. Novell, of course, is the birth place of Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework. Reports indicate Mono developers have been fired as part of the streamlining process, but according to Attachmate's CEO, they weren't fired because of Mono.
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RE: A Loose Loose situation
by lemur2 on Thu 5th May 2011 23:12 UTC in reply to "A Loose Loose situation"
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This is problematic both for Microsoft and for the Linux desktop. Microsoft need multi OS support for .NET (as Anders is saying "Reach is King"). For Linux development it leaves C++ as the only real development environment, and that sucks. Linux desktop RIP.

Au contraire, Qt has bindings for: C, C++, D, Python, Ruby, Java, Pascal, Perl, PHP, QML, Tcl, Haskell, Lisp, R, Ada and Lua.

Qt is cross-platform, is licesnsed under LGPL so it has a linking exception, and it has a powerful development environment.

Even though it does support C#, AFAIK there are very few programs written in Qt/C#, probably because the plethora of other options are better.

If one wants to write a cross-platform application these days, using Qt is by far the best option.


Using .NET will constrict your application to just the Windows market.

Edited 2011-05-05 23:15 UTC

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