Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Oct 2008 10:37 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Mono Project The Mono project has released Mono 2.0. As most of you will know, Mono is an open-source implementation of Microsoft's .NET framework for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other operating systems. The 2.0 release comes packed with new features, the main ones being the compiler upgrade to C# 3.0 with support for LINQ, as well as the inclusion of ADO.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and System.Windows.Forms 2.0. The release notes detail all the changes and new features.
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RE[5]: Amazing
by lemur2 on Mon 6th Oct 2008 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Amazing"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"[q]It's pretty common on Linux desktops these days. F-Spot, Beagle, Banshee, and Tomboy all use Mono.


There is no Mono at all on my Linux system.

I'm running a KDE 4.1.2 desktop (x86_64).

Works like a charm.

It also has Open Java installed (somewhat surprisingly, both openjdk and IcedTea), and the Gnash flash player.

Equivalents are:

F-Spot ==> digikam
Beagle ==> strigi
Banshee ==> Amarok
Tomboy ==> basket note pads
(there is also a KDE 4 Plasmoid, but basket note pads is way more functional).
"


Who cares? This thread is about Mono. [/q]

And my post shows a way that you can easily have a glorious absence of Mono on your Linux installation, and yet lose no functionality at all.

BTW ... this is actually a very hot topic.

http://www.theopensourcerer.com/2008/08/04/how-to-remove-mono-m-fro...

Absence of Mono is more desirable than Mono.

That is who cares.

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RE[6]: Amazing
by abraxas on Mon 6th Oct 2008 14:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Amazing"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Personally I think the Mono applications are much better than the counterparts you named. The article you link to is bunk and the author of it clearly doesn't understand what Mono is, claiming that developing applications for Mono is supporting Microsoft. Mono DOESN'T depend on Microsoft technology. The only common dependecy that both Microsoft and Mono rely on is the language and that is a standard. .NET binds to Microsoft technologies. Mono binds to GNOME technologies.

This nonsense makes about as much sense as saying "Developing in C++ supports Microsoft".

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RE[6]: Amazing
by abraxas on Mon 6th Oct 2008 14:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Amazing"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

And my post shows a way that you can easily have a glorious absence of Mono on your Linux installation, and yet lose no functionality at all.


Really? Strigi doesn't index even half of what Beagle indexes, at least according to their website. I'll give you Amarok, at least until Banshee 1.4 is released (any day now) but I don't like Amarok's interface. In fact I don't like BasKet Note Pads or DigiKam either because the interfaces are much more complex. They have the KDE mentality of "everything and the kitchen sink" that annoys me. To each his own I guess, just leave the Mono issue alone because you're only preaching to the converted. The rest of us couldn't care less.

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