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  1. #1
    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

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    Hi,

    After reading lots of websites where it's said that GNOME is deeply
    connected with Mono, I went like I'd no longer install that DE. But, I
    thought the best I could do is installing it on my own machine. I did a
    detailled install, checked if any mono component was marked and if it
    was even recomended, I unchecked it.

    Then as I started the system for the first time, an error about
    Tomboy's applet launched, I just clicked delete it and no problems. So,
    there is no mono component installed on my machine, and that makes me
    feel good, since I am not interested in C# (I'm a C++/C guy preparing
    for learning python) nor .NET.

    Regards.


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    freedguy NNTP User

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    Admins, move this thread to Soapbox.


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    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

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    freedguy;1917412 Wrote:
    > Admins, move this thread to Soapbox.

    Hi,
    I don't think this needs to be moved there because I am just telling my
    experience. I know a few people who are affraid of Mono because it
    implements the .NET technology and may saying around, but I have nothing
    against it, I just come to prefer good old C or C++.

    Regards.


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    kdemello NNTP User

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    freedguy;1917412 Wrote:
    > Admins, move this thread to Soapbox.


    I agree with this sentiment.

    There's nothing magical about running without mono, or pulseaudio, or
    beagle, or moonlight, or flash, or emacs, etc.


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    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

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    kdemello;1917492 Wrote:
    > I agree with this sentiment.
    >
    > There's nothing magical about running without mono, or pulseaudio, or
    > beagle, or moonlight, or flash, or emacs, etc.


    I know there isnt any magical, but after reading things like this:
    'Boycott Novell GNOME-Mono Dependency Revisited (Updated)'
    (http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/05/gnome-mono-yelp/) I wanted to make
    sure how true it was. That's all.

    By the way I use GNOME alot too.

    Regards.


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    J0e3gan NNTP User

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    RicardoVarasSantana;1917415 Wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I don't think this needs to be moved there because I am just telling my
    > experience. I know a few people who are affraid of Mono because it
    > implements the .NET technology and may saying around, but I have nothing
    > against it, I just come to prefer good old C or C++.
    >
    > Regards.


    Right. I know a lot of people who are scared of C because it
    implements the abstraction technology and C++ because it implements the
    object-oriented technology; and .NET's runtime technologies are even
    scarier, huh? How silly.


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    Magic31 NNTP User

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    RicardoVarasSantana;1917415 Wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I don't think this needs to be moved there because I am just telling my
    > experience.

    Hi Recardo,

    I do think your story is of value.. but to be fair, 'it ain't no
    question'.. so Chit-chat or soapbox would be the fitting place to post
    these conclusions.

    Back to your post.. Mono integration can be a thing to watch out for..
    and then mainly those bits of mono that could be infringing on patents.
    It would be a big mistake if a DE would ' fall' if for some reason MONO
    (partly) gets pulled and the DE then seems to have been built on parts
    of the code that have been pulled.

    Don't applications like Beagle, Banshee and F-Spot also rely on mono
    components?

    Curious,
    Wj


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    necrolin NNTP User

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    Magic31 is absolutely correct. Beagle, Banshee, Tomboy, Muine, and
    F-Spot all depend on Mono and are in all likelihood written in C#.
    They're all listed at:

    'Screenshots - Mono' (http://www.mono-project.com/Screenshots)

    On the other hand I wouldn't avoid Gnome because some applications
    written for it are in C#. Like the poster I too can also program in
    C/C++, but I have to admit that the combination of .NET and Visual
    Studio is sometimes really nice to have. I automated a lot of tasks at
    work using this platform. The nice thing about it is that you can slap a
    useful application together in no time at all.


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