Hi, On 11/29/07, Vincent Untz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Le jeudi 29 novembre 2007, à 18:03 -0500, Joe Shaw a écrit : > > It's been frustrating over the past few years that GNOME hasn't taken > > a firm position on the issue. I have personally felt very in limbo > > because my application is in C#, and it would make me much more > > comfortable if the community and/or the foundation came out strongly > > in support of it as a first-class language and environment, or to > > reject it from ever becoming a core piece of the platform. > > It depends what you call "platform" :-) If it's the GNOME Developer > Platform, it is my understanding that there's a consensus we want to > keep the platform in C.
Indeed, I wasn't totally clear on this. I do believe things get a little muddied when we start talking about things like daemons, D-Bus interfaces, etc. My understanding is that we want the Platform in C because it makes it usable from all applications and bindable into other languages. But libbeagle is a C library that talks over a IPC to a C# running daemon. Does that make it suitable for platform? Can D-Bus interfaces become part of the platform? > The main issue here is that each time a > mono-based app is proposed, there are comments only made on the fact > that it's mono-based. Also, quite often, there are comments for python > apps because it's slow, memory-hungry, etc. Indeed, the technical arguments are sane and good criteria to determine a module's suitability. But the philosophical and moral objections, to borrow a phrase, are what seem to create a double standard in my eyes. Thanks, Joe _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list