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08.14.08

While Everyone is Sleeping, Mono Sneaks Into KDE

Posted in GNU/Linux, KDE, Microsoft, Mono, Novell at 6:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Mono is greed

We have already been tracking the progression of this for while [1, 2]. The latest KDE Commit Digest sheds light on the latest patches from Richard Dale, who adds: “How should mono KDE apps be installed? Should they be installed into the bin dir, or they should they be started from a C++ shell like Ruby KDE apps?”

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Richard Dale committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebindings:
* Add an Akonadi C# binding
* In the list of headers for the Akonadi smoke lib qualify the names with the akonadi directory
Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 64 more) Revision 836460

Richard Dale committed changes in /branches/KDE/4.1/kdebindings:
* Promote the Smoke, Ruby, kalyptus and C# kdebindings from the trunk to the KDE 4.1 release branch.
Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 619 more) Revision 836531

Richard Dale committed changes in /trunk/KDE/kdebindings/csharp/ktexteditor:
* Add a port of the KWrite shell to C#

* There are some problems to be solved:
* Accessing some functionality requires qobject_cast<>’s
* How should mono KDE apps be installed? Should they be installed into the bin dir, or they should they be started from a C++ shell like Ruby KDE apps?

* Couldn’t see how to convert this call:
QTextStream input(stdin, QIODevice::ReadOnly);

* The KUrl.List class needs more work to be usable with drag and drop
Diffs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (+ 4 more) Revision 837777
View Visual Changes (to 7 files)

To repeat what Groklaw told KDE developers a week ago: “I told you. I told you. I told you. If you look at the go-oo.org site, you’ll see Mono and “OpenXML” being pushed. Please watch out, KDE. He says they want to share code between Gnome and KDE. Patents are still an issue, in my view. There is no new Microsoft. And I believe Microsoft plans to use their patents at some point, upon which Novell will suggest safety in their arms.

Novell recently announced that it was hiring more KDE developers and OpenSUSE advertising in Akademy 2008 stands out.

Gates on SUSE

Moneyville

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2 Comments

  1. mopfus said,

    August 15, 2008 at 6:37 am

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    Richard Dale is on Microsoft’s payroll :-\

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    August 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

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    No, he’s not, but hopefully he’ll understand why Mono is an unacceptable risk.

    http://dot.kde.org/983311036/
    http://www.kdedevelopers.org/blog/89

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