Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 08:51 UTC, submitted by PLan
Mono Project We've already seen some heavy discussion on Mono and C# here on OSNews the past few weeks, as it became clear the patent situation regarding the ECMA parts of Mono was anything but faith inspiring. This issue seems to be resolved now: Microsoft has made a legally binding promise not to sue anyone who uses or distributes implementations of said ECMA standards. Following this news, Mono will be split in two; the ECMA standard parts, and the rest.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Jul 2009 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

[quote]As for .NET being useless without the "sexy parts", I can only argue that GNOME Do and Banshee (Music player) are two very useful applications, for which I have yet to see better alternatives for my Gnome desktop.[/quote]

Dare I say it, but Amarok and Krunner would be two at least as useful applications for your Linux KDE4 desktop.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 7th Jul 2009 10:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Except Amarok has vertical tabs, for which its developers will be sent to hell.

And of course, he was talking about the GNOME desktop.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by lemur2 on Tue 7th Jul 2009 11:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Except Amarok has vertical tabs, for which its developers will be sent to hell.

And of course, he was talking about the GNOME desktop.


Of course he was talking about the GNOME desktop.

What he said (when you boil it down) was that in some cases, if you want the best applications for GNOME, then you must have Mono installed ... and I agree ... and what I then went on to say was that if you want equivalent good applications for Linux, without Mono dependencies, then the thing to do is switch your desktop to KDE4.

I tried to be brief ... but some people try to twist your meaning when you do that ... so if you want me always to ramble on with long explanations like the above, Thom, then you are going the right way about it.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by setec_astronomy on Tue 7th Jul 2009 11:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
setec_astronomy Member since:
2007-11-17

Apperantly, Amarok 2 (afaik starting with 2.2) will use a breadcrumb - alike navigation concept to replace the vertical tabs.

http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/1016-From-the-Post-2.1.0-Git-Va...

http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/1056-From-the-Post-2.1.0-Git-Va...

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 7th Jul 2009 14:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

As for .NET being useless without the "sexy parts", I can only argue that GNOME Do and Banshee (Music player) are two very useful applications, for which I have yet to see better alternatives for my Gnome desktop.

Dare I say it, but Amarok and Krunner would be two at least as useful applications for your Linux KDE4 desktop.


There is also SongBirdNest which is pretty good - its a little newish and rough around the edges but it is a nice for those who want an iTune'ish like interface that is themeable.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by Cymro on Tue 7th Jul 2009 15:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't find there's much to choose between Banshee & Rhythmbox to be honest.

Songbird (Songbirdnest is just the web domain) looks like being the future in a Firefox-y way. It's quick, stable and usable for me and the plug-in community is excellent. You'll need a separate CD rip/burn, video player and podcast downloader but they're apparently coming in the next 6 months or so...

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