Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Jul 2009 20:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Mono discussion may be tiring, but the fact of the matter is that thanks to this discussion, various major Linux distributions are now making official statements detailing their position in the Mono/C# debate. The latest to do this is Ubuntu, which reiterated their position yesterday.
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Where to turn?
by itomato on Fri 3rd Jul 2009 03:06 UTC
itomato
Member since:
2006-05-18

I hate the direction that most GNOME desktop-favoring environments are headed, and it's so widespread now, that it's affected my home. The argument against Ubuntu's inclusion of Mono is two years old, SUSE is riddled with Mono encumbrance, and this Debian maintainer has a knee-jerk reaction to a package requirement, and lo! Along comes Mono!

What does this leave? LFS? The ashes of Yggrasil?

Slackware doesn't seem to ship with Mono by default - can anyone attest to this?

I'm seriously looking for a (Linux kernel) ship to jump to. :\

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RE: Where to turn?
by Wrawrat on Sat 4th Jul 2009 01:30 in reply to "Where to turn?"
Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

With all my respect, changing to another operating system just because it includes a framework is quite childish, if not completely stupid. Don't want it? Don't use it. Even better: remove it. It's not like it was a core dependency.

Personally, I couldn't care less about Mono. It's great to have a rapid application development, but trying to catch up with a proprietary tool is just futile. I believe it would be far more productive if those people were bothering to develop a RAD framework tailored for the FOSS community. Kinda like Python, but faster and better.

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RE[2]: Where to turn?
by sbergman27 on Sat 4th Jul 2009 01:48 in reply to "RE: Where to turn?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Mono's tendrils can hardly be said to run deep in any distro. After my Ubuntu installations, simply run:

sudo aptitude remove mono-runtime

and if you care about sticky notes:

sudo aptitude install gnote

The net loss of functionality is f-spot.

I dislike Mono as much as anyone, for a mix of technical and philosophical reasons. But to judge from some people's hysteria, you'd think that /sbin/init had a Mono dependency.

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