Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd Feb 2005 08:28 UTC
Mono Project Sure, everyone knows Tomboy, F-spot, Beagle, MonoDevelop, Muine, Blam! or Monodoc. But there are a lot of other interesting Mono/GTK# applications out there that need your attention. Join us for a quick listing of the not-so-well-known GTK# apps and you will witness yourself that the platform is flourishing.
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Wrapper apps
by Omega on Tue 22nd Feb 2005 17:55 UTC

These apps make me think that Mono is used as a wrapper around existing code, much like TCL/Tk can be used to provide a user interface to existing tools.

Several issues:
- Mono is not a proven platform for large scale apps. It may become one but it's not that yet.
- C# and .Net are owned by Microsoft, the king of the proprietary world. Yes I know some bits are standardised with the ECEA, just like HTML is standardized, but IE is not compliant to that standard and has proprietary extensions, which makes the ECEA argument totally irrelevant in the 4th dimension.

Also Mono is like Ubuntu: less important in reality than the amount of PR we get would like us to think.

Mono is also a tool to make GUIs on Linux confusing for non technical managers, who will prefer the simplicity of the Windows model: 1 interface; 0 decision.

Instead of fragmenting the GUI Linux market and reinventing the wheel once again, I would prefer to see some consolidation... Bye Mono.