[Mono-devel-list] Pascal compiler?
kjambunathan.devel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 11:22:08 EST 2005
I tender my public apologies if only you are willing to share the
source. Otherwise I standy what I said.
No sincere Open Source developer who is in right wits is ever going to
heed to, what I see as a "dubious" call. I agree that I could have
been polite. But you had ruffled my sincerest of emotions.
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:40:47 +0530, Jambunathan K
<kjambunathan.devel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mr. Willibald
> Upload you source code to svn under some Open Source licence and you
> will see patches flowing in (if you are patient enough).
> Otherwise I am forced to interpret your calls for co-operation as a
> vicious intention to "hiring" some Mono developers to work for you.
> alt.jobs.offered would be the right place for you not the mono lists.
> I am recommending a dose of "The Cathedral and Bazaar" if you are too
> overwhelmed and confused about what Open Source is all about.
> Jambunathan K.
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 04:38:38 +0100, marc hoffman <mh at elitedev.com> wrote:
> > Willibald,
> > > But you have the command line preview...
> > Yes.
> > > Why is it not in
> > > mono cvs, if it's the standard Pascal compiler? Everything's
> > > there, except some Pascal compiler.
> > Why would it be in the Mono cvs? Chrome is a closed-source commercial
> > product, it's not open source. I made that clear in my original post.
> > > Hmm, before starting coding a new compiler I want to hear
> > > what Miguel says about all this. If it's true that Novell
> > > already chose Chrome to be the standard Pascal compiler and
> > > does support it with internal resources,
> > Please do not read more into my words then i said.
> > > I think a new
> > > compiler will be superfluent and will never have the official
> > > blessing of Novell.
> > Letting alone any Open Source vs. Commercial debate, i think that in
> > general it's superfluous if 35 different groups reinvent the wheel
> > simultaneously, just for the sake of "doing it themselves". I honestly
> > believe that Chrome will bring a lot to the table for Mono Pascal
> > developers, and there's a lot to be gained by working together rather
> > then against or parallel each other, duplicating the effort.
> > As i said before we're open for input, feedback and assistance with
> > Chrome on /many/ levels, not necessarily restricted to pure testing and
> > feedback, and i'd be very interested in getting people involved in
> > actual coding tasks related to the project (although, one month before
> > release of our 1.0 version it's doubtful that it would make sense to
> > have someone new come in and - say - rewrite the core parser ;-).
> > Stuff that needs work (and would directly benefit Mono in particular)
> > are things like integration with MonoDevelop (which we have planned but
> > currently don't have resources to spare on, as we do have a very small
> > team working on Chrome), which should be a very fun project for one or
> > two people that want to get involved with both Chrome and Mono (we've
> > got quite a bit architecture in place already from our VS integration
> > that could be leveraged, so this wouldn't be to extensive a project
> > either).
> > Also interesting to do would be testing and prepping the compiler under
> > the "more exotic" platforms supported by mono (which, to me means
> > non-x86-Windows/Linux <g>)
> > > Honestly, this is really bad news, as mono will have some
> > > open source VB and C# (maybe sometimes C) compiler, but a
> > > closed source Pascal one.
> > "Commercial" doesn't necessarily mean "bad". We're very dedicated to
> > Chrome, and i can promise you right here and now that Chrome will not
> > ever be a Kylix. I can also promise you that if for whatever reason
> > RemObjects would decide to discontinue Chrome (which i cannot anticipate
> > happening), chances are good that we would make it available on some
> > open source basis to ensure it continues to live (given there's
> > community interest). Not, as i said, that is see this happening; our
> > commitment to Chrome is very firm.
> > > I'm a burned child with closed
> > > source Pascal compilers on Linux, so please forgive me that
> > > I'm somewhat skeptical about yours.
> > I understand that very well. But again we are not Borland, and Chrome is
> > not Kylix.
> > > Additionally you do not
> > > seem to have any use for us other than forgetting about the
> > > open source Delphi compiler and supporting your closed source
> > > one without getting anything (some fun part - whatever) back.
> > See my comment on that above. I don't think this is true, as we'd be
> > very happy to get people involved with the project with tasks that are
> > "fun" and go beyond testing and feedbacking (though they'd necessarily
> > /start/ with that)
> > > Basically this would be another situation as the
> > > Borland->Kylix 'community' is in now. A dead end:
> > There's no such thing as 100% certainty, surely not in this industry and
> > not anywhere else in life. That said, i can guarantee you with 99%
> > certainty that this is /not/ going to happen with Chrome.
> > > And no one told the mono
> > > community about it - or did you post any Chrome news on this
> > > list over the last few months? I can not remember a single
> > > post. If mono is that important for you, I guess you should
> > > have -
> > See Todd's reply: we certainly have. Looking back thru my inbox, i
> > actually do see /you/ participating in discussion about Chrome, a
> > several months back ;-)
> > Let me close by saying that i think and hope that there's room here for
> > open source (Mono) and commercial (Chrome) software to co-exist and
> > support each other for mutual benefit - rather then working against each
> > other.
> > It's not my place to judge the use of anyone's personal time, but given
> > the fact that we all have a limited amount of it, it would seem to me
> > it's much better spend working together rather then rewriting things yet
> > again, just for the sake of it.
> > But that's just MHO.
> > marc hoffman
> > Chief Architect, .NET
> > RemObjects Software
> > http://www.chromesville.com
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