Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 17th May 2011 12:05 UTC
Mono Project Two weeks ago we covered the news that the Mono development team were let go kicked out by the new owners of Novel, Attachmate, apparently to move operations to Germany. Miguel de Icazza, founder of Mono, has taken this opportunity to break off on his own and has started a new company, Xamarin, to bring commercial .NET development products to iOS and Android.
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RE: Comment by pantheraleo
by JAlexoid on Tue 17th May 2011 14:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by pantheraleo"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

They will still do Mono, but will reimplement the MonoTouch and MonoDroid. In addition to providing optional commercial support.
But otherwise, who uses Mono on serverside? It's not really big there, is it?

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RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo
by pantheraleo on Tue 17th May 2011 14:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by pantheraleo"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

.But otherwise, who uses Mono on serverside? It's not really big there, is it?


No, but I don't think it's very big right now on iOS or Android either. I suspect it would be used more on the server side if it were more mature and more compatible with the official .NET.

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RE[3]: Comment by pantheraleo
by tanishaj on Wed 18th May 2011 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo"
tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22

Mono is not popular on Android yet because the product was just released. That product is not really mature yet and now may never be. We will have wait a few months for the Xamarin product to see how popular it becomes.

Mono on iOS (iPhone) is much more popular than people realize. Between MonoTouch and Unity, there are many popular apps out now and more coming every day. I doubt that Unity is going to walk away from their awesome product. The number of iOS Mono apps will continue to grow even before Xamarin releases their .NET for iOS product.

MonoTouch is mature now and wonderful. I would not buy any more licenses but I plan to keep pumping out apps with the copies I have now. I know I am not alone.

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RE[2]: Comment by pantheraleo
by Elv13 on Tue 17th May 2011 22:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by pantheraleo"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

.NET is quite big (asp), but not Mono. It could have been however, but Novell never really tried to make it big, they probably feared MS.

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