Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:40 UTC
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 2.20. "GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers."
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RE[2]: Mono required
by abraxas on Wed 26th Sep 2007 04:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Mono required"
abraxas
Member since:
2005-07-07

Mono might be "free software" by definition of the term, but it's certainly not so by the spirit. It's a trap, and very well made one at that. The fact the most people don't see it doesn't make it go away tho...

Your comments and others like it are indicative of a lack of knowledge about the subject. Mono is an implementation of a standarized language. Mono has its own classes and bindings. There are reimplentations of things like WindowsForms but they are unneeded in GNOME and on Linux in general. Those are the only things that Microsoft would even have a shot at taking away from FLOSS and they don't matter to Linux. When is the last time anyone created a programming language they didn't want anyone using anyway?

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RE[3]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 06:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Mono required"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

You are aware of the fact, that it is only CLR/IL + C# that has been standardized?
The copying of .NET features, is the part that can hit Mono distributors, that hasn't made a deal with Micorsoft, yet.

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RE[4]: Mono required
by kelvin on Wed 26th Sep 2007 07:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Mono required"
kelvin Member since:
2005-07-06

You are aware of the fact, that it is only CLR/IL + C# that has been standardized?


Indeed. These technologies are royalty-free, and the GNOME stack is built on top of that free base. GNOME doesn't use the Mono/Winforms or Mono/ASP.NET implementations.

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RE[4]: Mono required
by abraxas on Wed 26th Sep 2007 12:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Mono required"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

You are aware of the fact, that it is only CLR/IL + C# that has been standardized?
The copying of .NET features, is the part that can hit Mono distributors, that hasn't made a deal with Micorsoft, yet.


Like I said before the only thing MS could possibley stop is the Microsoft compatibility stuff and it doesn't seem likely that they will try to stop it. After all how long has WINE beeen around without issue from Microsoft? Even if they did stop the Microsoft compatibilty code it isn't needed for Linux applications like Tomboy, Banshee, Beagle, and F-Spot.

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