Re: Focusing on innovation re: mono, python et al

On Jul 19, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Andy Tai wrote:

What is this?  Some type of threat?
To date GNOME does not have Mono and GNOME is doing great.
The majority of users do not use Mono and do not want to depend on
Mono.  If you have your way, more people will lose their way.  Who
have heard any users today who refuse to switch to GNOME unless Mono
is adapted?  (What do these people use today? KDE?)
It's not necessarily an issue of the platform itself keeping people from
switching; does the end user care about the platform at all?

What they /do/ care about are the applications written in Mono. Things
like Beagle and F-Spot make Gnome much more attractive as a desktop
to Windows and OS X users (not to mention new users!) than it is
without them.

When Mono works comfortably on a machine with 32 MBytes of RAM, than
maybe it makes sense to talk about basing some parts of GNOME on Mono.
32 megabytes of RAM is the minimum to install a purely console-based
installation of Debian sarge. I would like to see _any_ desktop
framework meet this requirement anymore, be it Mono or C/GObject.

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