[Mono-devel-list] Idea: Bittorrent and Mono.

Matthias Kempka lists at mkempka.de
Fri Jul 23 06:31:57 EDT 2004

Jeff Wilcox wrote:

> A large community could easily undertake many ports, but it would take
> some motivation.  Some might ask, 'why not port Gaim?'  Having a C# IM
> client (and IM libraries for other apps to use) would bolster the GTK#
> and Mono platform as a viable solution for anyone, especially if
> distros began shipping this "Gaim#", along with a C# Torrent client,
> C# FTP client, etc.  But at the same time, Gaim works fine as it is,
> as does btdownloadgui.py.  Why spend effort fixing and implementing
> these solutions?

Actually, just last week I and a friend began to port the libicq2000 
library with exactly the motivation you tell.

> Perhaps the developer's list is not the place for this conversation,
> and I apologize if this is the case [one of the topics for this list
> is "discussions about future directions"], but this is probably one
> place full of strong opinions on the true goals of Mono beyond just
> this amazing .NET implementation.  Do people share a common interest
> in using Mono to create the next generation of Linux applications?

I hope so and I do. But as it is, very many people I discuss things with 
dismiss C# and .NET for the only reason that they know that Microsoft 
has its hands in it. It might be that mono won't become widely accepted 
in the free software world before it doesn't go the MS way and become 


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