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[3]: I don't get Mono
by zlynx on Tue 10th Jan 2006 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get Mono"
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I haven't any profiling, but the startup speed of a Mono application seems to be significantly better than a Java application.

Yeah yeah, personal subjective opinion, different applications, etc, etc.

What I can say is that waiting for Jedit to start (the little splash box doesn't work at distracting me) is quite painful, but Muine just appears on screen with a 1 or 2 second delay at most.

To be more fair to Java, I've played with Java 6 a little, and startup time seems better.

I suspect Sun is responding to competition. .NET apps start showing up and suddenly startup speed is important.

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