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Tuesday, March 5th, 2002
from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and
Russ Pavlicek; have another great show lined up tonight on The
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will
discuss MSNBC crossing the line as a political "PR hack" for
Microsoft and publishing anti-Linux articles under the "news"
heading. We have invited a representative from MSNBC or Newsweek to
In Segment Two- Miguel de Icaza: on Mono and
There was a great deal of controversy at the opening of february
over the announced plan to include ".net" like technolog into
GNOME. Richard M Stallman even got into the act demanding an
explaination. This started no end of grief for GNOME maintainer
Miguel de Icaza. As it turned out it was more a
story about language than substance. So, tonight we are going to
let Miguel talk about Mono and get deep into the substance of Mono
and how it relates to GNOME.
What is Mono?
- Mono is an implementation of three pieces of technology:
- A compiler for a new programming language, similar to Java,
- A virtual machine for the Common Intermediate Language (CIL)
- A set of libraries that encapsulate useful routines and
classes: from hash tables, to XML manipulation, to database
management, to GUI applications, to web construction tools.
- Where did the problems (controversies) come from?
- These three technologies are usually referred in the Microsoft
world as the `.NET Framework' as opposed to .NET. When `.NET
Framework' is refered to here, we will be discussing these "MONO"
- SO, join us and learn the technological perspective of
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