I guess "Mono will die by proving itself without any use. You see, there's no "mature" mono application and there will never be, they don't have as much programmers as they need to."
All the mono apps got an alternative or a better app out there.
As someone said
"Mono is irrelevant. Mono developers tried for years to do some kind of "revolutionary", full of marketing speech apps but they're just a useless bunch of monkeys. There is no NEED for any mono app"
high quality programming tools
High quality? my god!
Mono (or Gtk#, in the context) is like .NET (C#): something for the GUI, and even so, an architecture I don't like, I don't support and I don't use. And if you want to have lots of .exe
files in your Linux box so you feel "at home" in linux, ok go ahead for Mono!
Taken on the web because the guy speaks better than I
"Mono is a ripoff of a ripoff of Java. Mono is slower than the HotSpot JVM and will always be because there's many great engineers that work on the JVM. The JVM is made by high caliber engineers, Mono is made mainly by people who really don't have the same kind of experience and competences.
And Java has two of the best Free IDE. Eclipse and Netbeans are years ahead of most of the others free software IDE.
Mono is freaking useless. Java does everything Mono does, but it has more apps, more free libraries, a bigger community, more good IDEs, a better VM, is made by Sun, the same company that brought to us OpenOffice, OpenSolaris and NFS. A company co-founded by one of the guys who worked on the first BSD os, Bill Joy. The same guy that wrote the VI editor.
The heads behind Java includes one of the creators of Scheme, the functional language, Guy Steele. And the guy who wrote the first Unix version of Emacs, James Gosling.
And it has the GCJ native compiler that's getting better months by months.
The guys who work at Sun are much more impressive than the Ximian guys and now, Java is free. What can we ask more ?
Even when Java was proprietary i didn't have much hate for it. It's one of the most open development platform from the proprietary world, and it's not surprising given who's at Sun. Why it's open ? just compare the BREW C++ development platform for mobile phones with Java. It's easy and very "cheap" (free as in beer) to start the development of a J2ME app. It cost you an arm and a leg to start development on BREW.
And even if you can't do everything you want with it, you had the sources of Java. You could compile it on your system, you just couldn't distribute it. Os that were unsupported like FreeBSD just required you to compile the sources.
That's years ahead of the Microsoft world, where everything is so closed."
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)