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[3]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 06:02 UTC 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[5]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 07:42 in reply to "RE[4]: Mono required"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

GNOME stack is built on top of that free base.

I have yet to see any info on GNOME not including anything else but C# and CLR/IL? I am not sure its actually possible to get a Mono distribution without any of the parts that have "issues".

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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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RE[5]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 13:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Mono required"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

You're a fool if you think that microsoft would ignore wine, if it ever hurt their bottom-line.
The fact remains, Microsoft has defacto control over the direction of C# and .NET. Mono is playing catchup to Microsoft. This is bad - no matter how you churn it, imo. Mono should stick with what they've got in ECMA, and then do their own things!
The fact that novell/mono has signed patent deals with microsoft should set off ALL alarm clocks, yet it hasn't...

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