Finally the day has come, but you already knew this, right?
I for one am 100% behind the mono project. Why, well in my opinion it will open the door to a lot of new developers on the market. Let’s face it, there are a lot of companies who have invested in custom developped applications, these applications are mostly written for the microsoft platform. But a lot of companies are migrating their solutions to newer technologies, be it dotnet or java or …
If the developers were smart enough to just just the default libraries and nog use any com wrappers, it shouldn’t be to difficult to port their new solutions to linux.
Okay, it isn’t as simple as that off course, but it makes it more simple than porting a c# app to ansi C or python. Let me rephrase that, you won’t have to rewrite all your code. Maybe this will persuade some more companies to invest in linux development (mono) because they can still use it on their windows system while they are migrating.
I’m really curious if this is going to make a shift somewhere. I hope so, can’t wait to turn this freaking ms workstation into a gnome desktop!! Be it FC, ubuntu, Novel desktop,… as long as its a linux and if its gnome, even beter!