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FOSDEM.org: Interview with Ximian Developer Michael Meeks

Jan 11, 2002, 09:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Damien Sandras)
Michael Meeks - I'm one of the lucky people paid to hack full time on Gnome, and at the same time be part of the amazing company that Ximian is. I've been hacking on Gnome for years and years now, before that I was a student at Cambridge and worked for Quantel - who produce digital editing and special effects boxes of amazing complexity and speed - yet with an artist friendly interface. In that capacity I was a hardware engineer, and in many ways I prefer hardware to software.

DS - Miguel De Icaza will be present at FOSDEM to present Mono. How do you see Mono and Gnome interact in the future?

MM - I see Mono as an essential part of the future Gnome development platform. Gnome has always had excellent language bindings for all manner of different languages - but Mono takes this to the next level - and brings us many other advantages - but Miguel will present this; my advice is: just don't miss his talk. Also Mono in and of itself brings together much of the Gnome direction - pwrt. components, and quickly solves several of the problems we've been kicking around inside the Gnome community. Of course as a whole we've been iterating towards various mono-like solutions for a long time.

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