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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RE[2]: nothing for me
by Morty on Mon 8th Feb 2010 17:08 UTC 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[3]: nothing for me
by jpobst on Mon 8th Feb 2010 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: nothing for me"
jpobst Member since:
2006-09-26

For me personally, it simply comes down to I have been a .Net developer on Windows for close to a decade now. I have no desire to learn a new language while I am already very proficient with C#.

There does not seem to be a large contingent of people falling over themselves to write brand new apps for Linux in C/C++ (as opposed to iPhone or something), so you may be stuck with apps written in languages where the willing programmers are.

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RE[4]: nothing for me
by Morty on Mon 8th Feb 2010 18:10 in reply to "RE[3]: nothing for me"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

There does not seem to be a large contingent of people falling over themselves to write brand new apps for Linux in C/C++

And even fewer writing in Mono and C#, your point being?

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