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[5]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Mono required"
Matzon
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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[6]: Mono required
by kelvin on Wed 26th Sep 2007 09:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Mono required"
kelvin Member since:
2005-07-06

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".


Fedora packages the winforms and asp.net parts in separate packages (mono-winforms and mono-web). Tomboy doesn't depend on these packages (however F-spot, Beagle and Banshee do).

Tomboy is the only Mono application that's included in GNOME, so GNOME proper has no dependencies on winforms or asp.net, and only the Tomboy dependency on C# and CLR/CIL.

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RE[7]: Mono required
by Matzon on Wed 26th Sep 2007 09:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Mono required"
Matzon Member since:
2005-07-06

ah, ok - that makes a bit more sense then, thanks for the info. Were do mortals get those packages without using a package manager?

I do, however, still feel its a bad direction to take - next Gnome will depend on Java too (thos less bad after they GPL'ed it)...

I am all for using a "higher" level language, but I would have thought that python was high enough :/

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