Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 12:53 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS Just a few days after Mono got ported to SkyOS, SkyOS now has support for System.Windows.Forms. A screenshot of the first C# application using System.Windows.Forms developed in and for SkyOS is available at the SkyOS website. Support is not complete yet, obviously.
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by Bonus on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:57 UTC
Bonus
Member since:
2005-12-23

It will probably just go all Mono it being closed and all.

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RE: Closed
by Darkness on Fri 17th Feb 2006 15:22 in reply to "Closed"
Darkness Member since:
2005-08-27

It will probably just go all Mono it being closed and all.

What do you mean by that? The kernel is closed source indeed, but there is a good and consistent api to develop for skyos. You don't need kernel sources to write an instant messenger...

Mono being ported just gives SkyOS a tremendous advantage compared to other hobby operating systems concerning developpers and available applications.

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RE: Closed
by Fusion on Fri 17th Feb 2006 15:54 in reply to "Closed"
Fusion Member since:
2005-07-18

Adding functionality to *ANY* alternative OS is a good thing, regardless of whether it's open or closed.

I love the open source model, but I don't believe it should be the ABSOLUTE benchmark of a project's value or worth. True freedom in software entails not only a user's right to choose his/her environment, but also the right of a developer to choose which paradigm and/or license best suits their needs and wants.

Growth in any alternative OS is beneficial, as more complete feature sets make those OS's marketable to larger audiences. Marketability can lead to adoption, and adoption leads to diversification in global OS ecologies.......which is both FANTASTIC and DESIRED.

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RE[2]: Closed
by Kelly Rush on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:19 in reply to "RE: Closed"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

I'll burn a +mod point on this one. ;)

Very insightful.

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