Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:31 UTC, submitted by Tom Magnum
Mono Project The Mono debate over on the GNOME desktop developer mailing list is heating up again. Philip Van Hoof makes a compelling argument about the need for GNOME decision makers to take into consideration future developers and the over-reliance of C and GObject in GNOME. At what point does a general-purpose, high level framework and runtime become a necessity for GNOME?
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What about Ruby?
by searly on Wed 19th Jul 2006 09:17 UTC
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2006-02-27

I heard that the KDE guys are thinking to "standardize" on a high level language for rapid development, so developers who would use VB on Windows have sth. equivalent for KDE. The two languages in discussion i think are Ruby and Python. Ruby seems to evolve fast and seems to be very popular, particular through projects like Ruby on Rails. I don't know how mature the Ruby bindings are though and how speed and memory consumption compares to other languages. Alexandria is an application written in Ruby.

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RE: What about Ruby?
by Ronald Vos on Wed 19th Jul 2006 10:40 in reply to "What about Ruby?"
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2005-07-06

I heard that the KDE guys are thinking to "standardize" on a high level language for rapid development, so developers who would use VB on Windows have sth. equivalent for KDE. The two languages in discussion i think are Ruby and Python.

It would be insanity to base a DE entirely on an interpreted language. At least Ruby doesn't have a compiler for it...yet. I don't know if Python has a compiler...but as long as you can't compile Python via GCC I wouldn't bet on a DE being standardised on Python.

Like mentioned: Python/Ruby are nice as glue languages, and really simple stuff, but not full blown GUI apps.

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