Re: GNOME Roadmap - Programming Language Issue
- From: Daniel Cardenas - AZ <junk-c cox net>
- To: Dave Camp <dave ximian com>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Roadmap - Programming Language Issue
- Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 16:50:55 -0700
Very Nice work. I have a comment about the language question.
* GNOME is currently implemented in C, with language bindings
implemented for use in third-party applications. There is some
consensus in the community that adoption of a higher-level
language and runtime would be beneficial to the development of
Java and C# have been proposed as alternatives. The community
is currently discussing the technical, political, and legal
ramifications of adopting these languages into the desktop.s
I have programmed in each of these languages, for example for C# I programmed
in that language for 1 year full time. What makes C# attractive is 40% the
IDE, 40% the accompanying libraries, and 20% the language. I wouldn't be in a
rush to move to any new language, but I would put more of an emphasis on an
IDE and associated libraries. Visual Studio .Net IDE does almost everything
you'd image it should and then some. If you dream of a somewhat common
routine, chances are you will find it already implemented in the library.
Glade, Anjuta, and library documentation are far behind.
Just my 2 cents.
Software Engineer with 30+ years experience.
Dave Camp wrote:
The foundation board has been working on a Roadmap document. I just put
the current draft at:
We'd like contributors to take a look at it and comment. After some
discussion we'll be sending this to the Advisory Board and posting it on
the foundation web site.
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