Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 29th May 2004 15:39 UTC, submitted by t3rmin4t0r
.NET (dotGNU too) DotGNU 0.6.6 has been released . Read the announcement here. It's been 2 months since the last release , threading has been rewritten twice , timers redone once , binary/SOAP serialization and lots of stuff done in Windows.Forms . This release includes Portable Studio IDE, MyXaml, Photo Tool (wx.NET), KDE DCOP Support, MDI and FileDialogs, Gtk-Sharp, Svg Rendering, XHTML Rendering .
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re: DotGNU more politically orientated
by t3rmin4t0r on Sun 30th May 2004 12:01 UTC

> To me it seems that DotGNU is more about FSF politics than Mono and
> the DotGNU developers seem to be anti-Microsoft to the extreme.

Ah, interesting FUD ... But FYI, I'll reply was started before Mono , it was past HelloWorld when Mono was announced. developers did contact Ximian for "co-operation" , but were not considered (read GPL , Copyright and item 114 of Mono FAQ) ..

As far us being Anti-Microsoft , yes - DotGNU doesn't have too many friends inside Microsoft and Rhys was never intereviewed on MSDN . Also Rhys never got any "We won't sue you for Patents" email from Microsoft.

DotGNU will not buy a license for .NET from Microsoft (GPL won't allow that).
While Ximian/Novell *might* , if the price is right . (Return on Investment)
So Microsoft has no reasons to be friendly towards DotGNU , OTOH ...

This "SCO" like scenario is in the future ... if you refuse to see that, call me "Anti-Microsoft".