Re: GNOME dependent on Mono

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 20:03 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
> I read with
> great concern.
> Since I am not an expert, I cannot tell on my own if that description
> of the situation is accurate.  If part of it is not accurate, I hope
> someone will explain.  However, if it is accurate, GNOME has a serious
> problem.
> I have always supported the development of free platforms for C#, just
> as I've supported the development of free platforms for any language
> that users use.  I also wouldn't argue that people should not use C#
> with a free platform for secondary applications.
> However, making GNOME depend on Mono is running a grave risk, and a
> grave mistake.  If the article accurately describes the situation, I
> think we need to launch a high-priority project to reimplement Yelp in
> some other language.
Yelp uses, optionally (off by default), libbeagle, which is a C library.
I don't see where the problem is, really, it's just an optional
dependency like other programs, that have an optional dep on Python, for
some plugins and similar stuff. Should we raise the alarm also that
GNOME is depending, not only on Mono, but on Python also?

I think the guy that wrote that article should have done what he says at
the end, that is, look at the sources and the .spec file. He probably
would have written another thing
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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