Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Nov 2009 17:57 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu At the Ubuntu Developer Summit, which took place last week, it was announced that the next release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, version 10.04, will no longer carry the GIMP in its default installation. This actually touches upon somethin I've been wanting to talk about, a problem that plagues both Linux and Mac OS X: Paint.NET is Windows-only.
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RE[4]: Pointless division
by the_trapper on Fri 27th Nov 2009 01:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless division"
the_trapper
Member since:
2005-07-07

Recent KDE desktops support GTK+ applications and Qt applications but not Mono applications.

WTF is wrong with that statement? It is a fact, pure and simple.


Umm, well you see Mono apps written in Gtk# are GTK+ applications, and therefore integrate with KDE desktops just as well as other KDE apps. You do know the difference between language runtime (Mono) and widget toolkit (GTK+/Qt) right? Now if you say WinForms, then yes that is correct, WinForms applications are very foreign looking on a Linux desktop. However as much as you don't like it, the fact remains that Mono/Gtk# applications integrate into a Linux system just as well as any other Gtk+ application written in any other language.

Additionally, there ARE Mono bindings for KDE/Qt known as Qyoto, which you can see for yourself here - http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Languages/Qyoto

So your snarky but not Mono at the end of your argument was uncalled for and deliberately untrue.

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RE[5]: Pointless division
by lemur2 on Fri 27th Nov 2009 09:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Pointless division"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Recent KDE desktops support GTK+ applications and Qt applications but not Mono applications.

WTF is wrong with that statement? It is a fact, pure and simple.


Umm, well you see Mono apps written in Gtk# are GTK+ applications, and therefore integrate with KDE desktops just as well as other KDE apps. You do know the difference between language runtime (Mono) and widget toolkit (GTK+/Qt) right? Now if you say WinForms, then yes that is correct, WinForms applications are very foreign looking on a Linux desktop. However as much as you don't like it, the fact remains that Mono/Gtk# applications integrate into a Linux system just as well as any other Gtk+ application written in any other language.

Additionally, there ARE Mono bindings for KDE/Qt known as Qyoto, which you can see for yourself here - http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Languages/Qyoto

So your snarky but not Mono at the end of your argument was uncalled for and deliberately untrue.
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WTF? Are you crazy?

Recent KDE distributions do not ship with Mono libraries. They will therefore necessarily not include
any Mono applications. Period.

This does not mean that you CANNOT install and run any Mono applications, but only that, unlike GTK+ and Qt applications, Mono applications are not suported by the as-shipped configuartion of KDE distributions.

Sheesh!

BTW ... since you get a perfectly functional and well-performing KDE desktop without Mono, why would you bother to install it?

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