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10.09.11

.NET Does Not Want to Die Just Yet

Posted in Microsoft, Mono at 11:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Man of death

Summary: Monsieur de Icaza and his followers help ensure that .NET does not go away just yet

IN SOME ways, Microsoft is abandoning .NET, which not only pisses off many developers but also causes many other problems.

It was only months ago that Attachmate threw Mono out to the street. There is not much going on at Attachmate (the former vice president at Attachmate Corporation is seen moving now) and after it had laid off Mono developers it hardly was willing to give some so-called 'IP' (eventually it did), which does not mean that it’s okay because Microsoft is the party to approach. The remnants of the Mono team were afloat in Xamarin, which hardly does anything based on the news, with the following exception:

The MonoDevelop team has released version 2.8 of its open source IDE (integrated development environment) for programming in C# and other .NET languages. Other than changes to the source code editor and new functions for project management, MonoDevelop 2.8 mainly provides changes for Mac developers.

Mac, eh? What about GNU/Linux? Well, Mono was never about free platforms, it was about Microsoft .NET.

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3 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    October 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

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    Where did you get the idea MS is abandoning .NET?

    http://www.microsoft.com/net

    Not from there, certainly. My guess: you made it up.

  2. Needs Sunlight said,

    October 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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    The end of .NOT cannot come fast enough, it’s a bad copy of java. It’s got to be a difficult PR move from M$ to find a way to save face while dropping .NOT and moving to their version of C++. They are probably trying to avoid the Osborne effect, if nothing else, as they prepare to dump .NOT. The new problem is that their version of C++ is kind of special and not like regular C++.

    Michael Reply:

    Wishful thinking about .NET going away is fine… but Roy makes up stories about MS dropping it.

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