[Mono-devel-list] Idea: Bittorrent and Mono.
Marcos Carneiro da Rocha
mcrocha at terra.com.br
Fri Jul 23 09:18:00 EDT 2004
On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 07:31, Matthias Kempka wrote:
> Jeff Wilcox wrote:
> > A large community could easily undertake many ports, but it would take
> > some motivation. Some might ask, 'why not port Gaim?' Having a C# IM
> > client (and IM libraries for other apps to use) would bolster the GTK#
> > and Mono platform as a viable solution for anyone, especially if
> > distros began shipping this "Gaim#", along with a C# Torrent client,
> > C# FTP client, etc. But at the same time, Gaim works fine as it is,
> > as does btdownloadgui.py. Why spend effort fixing and implementing
> > these solutions?
> Actually, just last week I and a friend began to port the libicq2000
> library with exactly the motivation you tell.
I think that motivations like yours are good for mono and .net, because
it helps the growth of this technology.
i think that humans compares everything and there is some king of
comparison of java and .net (mono too).
java have a huge framework with a lot of libraries that helps to develop
every kind of application.
every java developer in the world helps in the development of new
libraries or rewrite older.
sun others entities (jcp for instance) like this kind of initiative and
motivation, so they insert this libraries into the java's framework.
here, i think that me and others like me can help to build a framework
large as java's framework and that help us to solve our problems using
if i have to build my own library, that ok to me. but i know that this
library could help somebody that have a problem like mine.
i have some java developers friends that ask me why do you use something
that have poor library ??? if i have to develop everything then i will
use something that i know (perl, java, delphi, c/c++, vb) instead of
learning a new technology(c#).
i think that a technology like .net and a language like c# must have a
huge set of functions - because this help the adoption of technology and
i can be wrong but i think this my vision of future.
> > Perhaps the developer's list is not the place for this conversation,
> > and I apologize if this is the case [one of the topics for this list
> > is "discussions about future directions"], but this is probably one
> > place full of strong opinions on the true goals of Mono beyond just
> > this amazing .NET implementation. Do people share a common interest
> > in using Mono to create the next generation of Linux applications?
> I hope so and I do. But as it is, very many people I discuss things with
> dismiss C# and .NET for the only reason that they know that Microsoft
> has its hands in it. It might be that mono won't become widely accepted
> in the free software world before it doesn't go the MS way and become
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