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[2]: Snooze
by tanishaj on Wed 18th May 2011 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Snooze"
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Might use it if it were completely cross platform and free. My understanding is that it is neither.


I doubt that anybody really cares much what you do. Certainly a company providing commercial products is not going to lament losing you as a "customer". Your attitude does not remind me much of those that are our there creating compelling Open Source solutions.

Mono is completely cross platform. The GUI toolkit's on the mobile side are platform specific by design (because it is a good thing).

What exactly is "cross platform and free" that could break you out of your stupor? On iOS and Android? Ah, nothing? Correct.

So, your statement does not actually imply much of an argument.

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RE[3]: Snooze
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 18th May 2011 08:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Snooze"
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Yes, there is not such a solution. Thus, I use the native dev kits. Which, if nothing else, are gratis and widely adopted by the majority of devs on each respective platform with little risk of them not being updated for future api iterations.

Reality is, no one really important really cares that much about anything anyone really posts here. That's not why anyone really does it, anymore than people use twitter to become the next lady gaga.

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RE[3]: Snooze
by JAlexoid on Wed 18th May 2011 15:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Snooze"
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Ahhh... A person that does not know.
What's common between iOS and Android is: C/C++, most unix utilities, OpenAL and OpenGL.
Except for input, a game can be mostly unchanged between iOS and Android.

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