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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Any developer who targets multiple platforms should avoid .NET entirely (if you must use C#, use it within the Qt framework, not Mono). Doing so is the only way to put down the footgun.

I so do not agree with this. Any application that must run on different OS'es must have the UI and interaction designed for each specific OS or risk sucking big time.

While QT is ok on KDE, halfway decent on Windows XP it does not look ok on OSX or modern windows and usually the apps only has good integration with the OS on one single platform.

Mono is targeting a situation where you write a different UI for each OS so that iOS, OSX, Android, Windows, Web, Gnome and KDE each has a separate UI that is tailored for that OS and environment.

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