Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Mar 2007 17:44 UTC, submitted by suka
Mono Project In a recent interview with the online edition of the Austrian daily Newspaper Der Standard, Mono project-lead Miguel de Icaza pleads for a cooperation between Mono and Microsoft's .Net: "I think that the deal should include a technical Mono/.NET collaboration, and even go as far as Microsoft recommending Mono for all of their developers looking at migration."
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RE[3]: I do like GNOME, but:
by Rugmonster on Sun 25th Mar 2007 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I do like GNOME, but:"
Rugmonster
Member since:
2005-11-18

...mono was a waste of time from the start.

Considering C# is an ISO standards based language, I don't think you can say mono was a waste of time. It brings C# to the playing field for platforms other than Windows. If anything, it has allowed people to bring their ASP.NET apps written in C# to Linux based web servers. Yes, we've had Java for a long time and it's run things cross platform, but this is another option for the masses. Besides, there have been plenty of really good apps for Linux written in C# using Mono.

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RE[4]: I do like GNOME, but:
by dimosd on Mon 26th Mar 2007 02:25 in reply to "RE[3]: I do like GNOME, but:"
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2006-02-10

Considering C# is an ISO standards based language, I don't think you can say mono was a waste of time.

That's a good point. It's not like Mono is completely walking on thin ice, from a legal perspective. (You always have to be wary of Microsoft, of course)

What's wrong with you people :-) C# is a good language. Java, since 5.0, is also good enough (since it copied over certain C# features). Personally, I wouldn't mind *either* of these languages prevailing the Linux desktop (both GTK and QT based). How long do you think a non-paid developer can go with C or C++ nowadays? I'd trade more features, due to easier development, to the skeleton apps written in C that want to pass as Gnome apps.

Conclusion: higher-level languages are developer friendly and grass roots OSS friendly. Embrace them!

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RE[5]: I do like GNOME, but:
by vegai on Mon 26th Mar 2007 11:03 in reply to "RE[4]: I do like GNOME, but:"
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2005-12-25

Why not do it properly then, and use even nicer languages? Several are available. Free.

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