Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 10th Jan 2006 04:18 UTC, submitted by a little bird via IM
Mono Project Red Hat was the main opponent against the inclusion of Mono on their products or Gnome's core. But this is all past now and Fedora Core 5 will include Mono and some of its front row applications like Beagle and F-Spot will be too. My Take: After I got tipped on Saturday about this, I talked to Mono's founder, Miguel de Icaza, but he seemed to be genuinely unaware of the latest happenings on Rawhide. The great news will hopefully expand Mono and make GTK# the new recommended toolkit for future Gnome applications (although this is just a personal wish at this point).
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RE: I don't get Mono
by zlynx on Tue 10th Jan 2006 07:03 UTC in reply to "I don't get Mono"
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Mono/.NET benefits: It's a garbage collected virtual machine. That means easy programming and portability, like Java. It's a JIT VM, so that means the portable code is fast. The design learned a lot from Java's mistakes, so it's much faster and the libraries are better.

And my favorite bit: While I wait for one Java application to load, I can launch THREE Mono applications. I seem to be able to fit three Mono applications in the memory space of one Java app, too.

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