Pennington: Java, Mono, or C++?
Mar 17, 2004, 23:00 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Havoc Pennington)
"In the Linux desktop world, there's widespread sentiment that
high-level language technologies such as garbage collection,
sandboxed code, and so forth would be valuable to have and
represent an improvement over C/C++.
"Several desktop projects are actively interested in this kind
- "GNOME: many developers feel that this is the right
- "Mozilla: to take full advantage of XUL, it has to support more
- "OpenOffice.org: has constantly flirted with Java, and is
considering using Java throughout the codebase
- "Evolution: has considered writing new code and features in
Mono, though they are waiting for a GNOME-wide decision
"Just these four projects add up to probably 90% of the lines of
code in a Linux desktop built around them..."