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Striking the Right Gnote

May 27, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Not that Figuiere is a Mono advocate. But his opposition over the years has been more practical than philosophical. For instance, in several discussion threads about Including Mono in GNOME on the desktop-devel-list in July 2006, Figuiere objected to shipping Mono-based apps on the grounds that the language required a lot of disk space, but was supporting only minor applications -- and he made the same objection to Python, a far less contentious programming language.

"This objection, incidentally, is one that he continues to hold today. Gnote, he tells me, "has all to do with the burden of carrying runtime systems designed to make the programmer's life easier (but not the users'). Had Tomboy been written in Python, it would have gotten the same treatment."

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