Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 21st May 2004 01:17 UTC
Mono Project The tomato war between Red Hat, Novell and the developer Gnome community about Mono and its legal safety continued today. Novell's Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza replied to yesterday's editorial by Red Hat's Seth Nickell. Later, Red Hat's Havoc Pennington replied to Nat and Gnome's Andrew Sobala also threw a few (metallic) cents too. For future episodes, bookmark PlanetGnome (unverified rumors circulating on IRC claim that eggs might be used next if there is no sign of their lawyers meeting with Microsoft to try to give an end to the saga). In any case, you don't want to miss this.
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What's interesting...
by Shapeshifter V.90 on Fri 21st May 2004 03:40 UTC

...is what's going to happen if nobody can settle on Mono, for whatever reasons (polital, social, legal). Are people really willing to drop back to incomplete language bindings (have to be rolled seperately, you know!) with a dozen different wrappers that all work strangely and require its own set of documentation, or poorly implemented Java clones that only do "a little" of Java, or having to make a seperate binding for each language that wants to hook into a UI, and having to learn that language's different use of string?

Hey, that's a good question!

Me? I'd just stick with Microsoft's .NET until something better comes along. I'm primarily a Windows person, but since my applications run so easily under Linux via Mono, I don't have a real problem with supporting them, or slapping on a GTK# front-end. Not that I've done anything particularily noteworthy, but its still fun, since I don't have to learn anything new "just for" Mono.

Hey, Mono hackers: what would you do if your favorite VM ceased to be for whatever reason, eh?