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From: Ian Barton <lists@manor-farm.org>
To: Org Mode List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Debian Mono / Tomboy
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 09:05:27 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4A472447.90605@manor-farm.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20090628062550.GA15780@thinkpad.adamsinfoserv.com>

Russell Adams wrote:
> Slightly offtopic, but I was reading /. where they are arguing over
> the inclusion of Mono in Debian in order to support the Tomboy app.
> I won't get into the whole Mono debate, but I was curious why the
> angst over one application? Whats it do?
> Its a note taking app for Gnome written in Mono! In fact, it sounds
> like they are trying for some similar Org functionality, but with a
> GUI frontend.
they already have Emacs and Org out of the box. ;]

Mono is a "clone" of Microsoft's Dot Net framework. It's good in that 
makes it possible for Windows C# programmers to develop Linux apps. 
However, the concern is that at some point, MS will decide to start a 
patent war over Mono. If Mono becomes "required" for the Gnome desktop, 
rather than just providing nice add on programs, Gnome would be sunk.

The anti Mono faction want it to be treated like restricted codecs, 
available for download if users choose, but not there by default.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-06-28  8:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-06-28  6:25 Debian Mono / Tomboy Russell Adams
2009-06-28  6:47 ` David Libert
2009-06-28  7:23 ` Manish
2009-06-28  8:05 ` Ian Barton [this message]
2009-06-28  8:14   ` Russell Adams
2009-06-29  9:31   ` Dmitri Minaev
2009-06-28  8:13 ` Ian Barton

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