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[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by elsewhere on Tue 7th Jul 2009 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
elsewhere
Member since:
2005-07-13

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.


Switching desktops is overkill, KDE4 apps will run in Gnome; if anyone is willing to accept the overhead of mono for a music app or app launcher, then the kde base libs shouldn't be an issue either.

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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Jul 2009 01:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2007-02-17

"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.
Switching desktops is overkill, KDE4 apps will run in Gnome; if anyone is willing to accept the overhead of mono for a music app or app launcher, then the kde base libs shouldn't be an issue either. "

Well yes, except that if you take the approach of running the equivalent KDE4 apps under GNOME, then you still have the problem of having to have Mono installed.

So what I actually said still stands: "if you want equivalent good applications for Linux, without Mono dependencies, then the thing to do is switch your desktop to KDE4".

Just as GNOME can run KDE4 apps, so too can KDE4 run GNOME apps.

Edited 2009-07-08 01:34 UTC

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