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Re: Fedora meeting Mono Half-Way

Benjy Grogan wrote:
> Hello:
> I know this topic has been mentioned over and over, and everyone is
> irritated by it.  But why not meet the Mono project half-way?  Why
> can't the hal-sharp and the dbus-sharp, and gtk-sharp add-ons be
> included in the fedora packages?
> At the moment Fedora seems to want absolutely nothing to do with
> Mono.  Why not try to go a little farther and include mono interfaces
> to dbus, hal, gnome, etc.  This means that if someone does install
> Mono then all the system libraries are ready to do some C#
> programming.  And if a user doesn't install Mono, then the interfaces
> will lie there useless.
> Look at it this way, Fedora should try to do the smallest amount
> possible to embrace Mono.  Make it easier on the repositories that do
> include Mono, so that if I want to install Beagle or F-Spot, I can
> leave the system libraries on Fedora alone.
> There are some killer-apps built using Mono.  Fedora should get cheeky
> and see what they can get away.
> Benjy
There's no legal "half-way".  Until Mono's legal status is clear (and
that is between them and Microsoft), it will not see any embrace from
the Fedora Project.

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
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