.net

hi,

you write in Introduction of Ice-1.0.0.pdf:
"
... While .NET
offers more powerful distributed computing support than DCOM, it is still a
Microsoft-only solution and therefore not an option for heterogeneous environments.
....
• Choose .NET
The most serious drawback is that non-Microsoft platforms are not supported.
....
"

I disagree.
The mono-project is the counterexample.
http://www.go-mono.com

matthias

Comments

  • marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
    Re: .net
    Originally posted by matthias

    I disagree.
    The mono-project is the counterexample.
    http://www.go-mono.com

    matthias

    Yes, I've heard of Mono. However, I don't think it is production-quality yet (please correct me if I'm mistaken). Also, don't they only concentrate on the CLR, C#, and some class libraries? This alone doesn't make an OO middleware platform. You need the protocol, services, deployment tools, etc.

    The other problem I have with .NET is that Microsoft made it quite clear that they "want to protect their intellectual property," meaning that Mono could run into a patent minefield and therefore never take off on any platform other than Windows :(
  • marlowamarlowa Member Andrew MarlowOrganization: Wellabove LtdProject: study into feasibility of ice on WINCE project ✭✭
    Re: Re: .net
    Originally posted by marc
    The other problem I have with .NET is that Microsoft made it quite clear that they "want to protect their intellectual property," meaning that Mono could run into a patent minefield and therefore never take off on any platform other than Windows :( [/B]

    This to me is the most significant problem. The Beast has planted an anti-personal patent in .NET just so that there can be no open source implementation. This will keep it proprietary. I know that Mono have said they will fight but let's be realistic here: The Beast has more money therefore it will win. Sad, but true.
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