Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Interview: Men of Mono

Filed under
Interviews

In issue 78 of Linux Format, on the shelves now, we have an interview with Edd Dumbill and Niel Bornstein - two prominent Mono coders who've written a book on the open source .NET implementation. Here's a few of the questions we asked, along with their answers:

LXF: How did you guys get into Mono?

Edd Dumbill: I was hacking on the Gnome desktop project, and working pretty closely around the sort of things that Ximian people were doing anyway. I came to Mono because it made me much more productive in writing Gnome apps with the leap in productivity from C# over C.

So for me, it wasn't really the cross-platform thing, it was just that it was a nice environment to work in. I participated in a project that [Ximian and Mono co-founder] Nat Friedman was running called Dashboard, which had been on hold for a time and eventually morphed into a search tool called Beagle. But that's what got me into hacking on Mono.

Niel Bornstein: For myself, I'd come from Java to .NET on Windows, and was always interested in the possibilities of open source in that space. Ed came along and told me he wanted to write a book [on Mono], so I sort of picked it up. I came to Mono from the book as opposed to coming to the book from Mono.

LXF: What's the biggest improvement in switching to Mono from other programming languages?

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee, GPS, extended temperature operation, remote IoT management, and more. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards that can be remote controlled using its Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Everyware Cloud Client. Other Everyware-enabled products from Eurotech include last year’s Intel Atom E3800 based Catalyst BT module. Read more

Today in Techrights

Leftovers: Software

  • gimp-paint-studio addon soon on Gnome Software Center
    Image speaks itself. gimp-paint-studio package just got an metainfo needed for Gnome Software Center as add-on for Gimp based on related Richard Hughes' blog. The updated package will be shortly available in Rawhide and also in Fedora 21 updates-testing repository. It will not be included for Fedora 20 due to the preview release of Gnome Software lacking addons support. Next step will be contacting upstream adding that metainfo. Hopefully other add-ons maintainers for applications such as Inkscape and Blender will do the same to bring a richful experiences to users.
  • CD Audio Grabbers - Graphical Based
    CD audio grabbers are designed to extract ("rip") the raw digital audio (in a format commonly called CDDA) from a compact disc to a file or other output. This type of software enables a user to encode the digital audio into a variety of formats, and download and upload disc info from freedb, an internet compact disc database.
  • tinyfugue: Rime of the ancient adventurer

today's howtos