Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 13:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
Graphics, User Interfaces You may remember that back in November last year, I wrote about the lack of a decent Paint.NET-like application for Linux (or, more specifically, for Gtk+ distributions, since Qt has Krita). As it turns out, this compelled Novell employee Jonathan Pobst to code a Paint.NET clone in Gtk+ using Cairo. Version 0.1 is here, and it's remarkably advanced for something so young.
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nothing for me
by Mellin on Mon 8th Feb 2010 14:56 UTC
Mellin
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2005-07-06

because i'm not going to install mono to run that program

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RE: nothing for me
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 8th Feb 2010 15:09 in reply to "nothing for me"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

because i'm not going to install mono to run that program


This program does not use Mono IN ANY WAY - does it?

EDIT: Heh, it does. Didn't notice. I'm left wondering - for what?

Edited 2010-02-08 15:10 UTC

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by flynn on Mon 8th Feb 2010 15:19 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

This program does not use Mono IN ANY WAY - does it?

EDIT: Heh, it does. Didn't notice. I'm left wondering - for what?

It's written in C#, it just uses gtk# instead of winforms for the UI.

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by vivainio on Mon 8th Feb 2010 16:07 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

This program does not use Mono IN ANY WAY - does it?

EDIT: Heh, it does. Didn't notice. I'm left wondering - for what?


"You must be new here"?

(yeah, I know, bad target).

The fact that you see the words "Novell" and "Gtk+" strewn together should be enough of a hint.

Edited 2010-02-08 16:07 UTC

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by Delgarde on Mon 8th Feb 2010 19:55 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

This program does not use Mono IN ANY WAY - does it?

EDIT: Heh, it does. Didn't notice. I'm left wondering - for what?


Well, it's a clone of a .NET program, from which it re-uses some code. How would it *not* be using Mono?

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by FooBarWidget on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:43 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

I'm left wondering - for what?


So that he doesn't feel like he's trying to kill himself while coding the application, as is the case with C?

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RE: nothing for me
by rimzi on Mon 8th Feb 2010 16:04 in reply to "nothing for me"
rimzi Member since:
2009-12-17

Is there something wrong using a technology that works?

C'mon, if you do not use software that does the job for some obscure reason like software patents, interesting how you get around without the likes of mp3 and h264.. which are patented by much more patent-litigious companies than Microsoft ;)

There is nothing wrong with a developer using freedom that mono provides. And in turn, using the amazing software that mono enables to produce.

That's only my opinion, not related with any company, cultist organization or people.

Edited 2010-02-08 16:09 UTC

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by Morty on Mon 8th Feb 2010 17:08 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

using the amazing software that mono enables to produce.

Well that's a repeatedly made statement, but one that after years still fail to produce much evidence of being true. There may be many examples of such in the vertical applications space. But it's not surprising if those developers prefer to stay with .NET proper(or Java) rather than bother with Mono.

As for getting the leverage of amazing .NET applications, the porting requirements of Paint.NET show it to be a non starter. And while the regular examples showed when discussing Mono applications are not bad, they are far short of amazing. And most of them have alternatives, consider better by many.

The speed of witch Tomboy was ported to C++, can show that Mono is as a useful prototype tool and where it really shines. But considering the manhours going into Tomboy, that is not compelling either.

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RE[2]: nothing for me
by Mellin on Mon 8th Feb 2010 18:35 in reply to "RE: nothing for me"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

i haven't found a mono program that i liked and i've tested many of them from banshee to tomboy.


microsoft used patents against tomtom and other companies.

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