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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@ Seo Sanghyeon
by Lumbergh on Fri 21st May 2004 06:30 UTC

I sure will back it up.

Python is fine for a scripting language, but is completely unsuitable for any kind of core work, which c# or java would be able to handle fine. C# is even better than java because it's easier to hook into native code and after everything is said and done the mono runtime will probably be faster than most jvms. So basically, you would have the majority of core Gnome stuff and big apps being done in C, with various little applet type stuff being done in Python. And don't forget that gtk+ is slow enough the way it is without it being bogged down with Python.

As far as gobject is concerned, it looks like their trying to shoehorn some bizarro syntax, with code annotations and some kind of rigid syntax on top of c and then have some kind of tool come along and do it's magic. Bah, I'll wait for final judgement on that, but it sure looks like a mess waiting to happen.