Re: GNOME dependent on Mono

On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 15:44 -0600, Shaun McCance wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, I wanted to be absolutely clear on something here:
Yelp itself is not written in C#, and does not run on top
of Mono.  Yelp is written primarily in C, with some XSLT
for document transformation and some C++ for Gecko stuff.

There is no need to re-implement Yelp.  But if anybody
wants to, hey, have fun.

> Others have commented, but here's the detailed explanation
> of how things work and where we're heading from somebody
> who actually co-maintains Yelp:

[snip other stuff I said]


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