[Mono-dev] Arguing for reconsideration of WONTFIX status of 425512

Jérémie Laval jeremie.laval at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 09:41:22 EST 2009

Take the reverse situation, why would Mono devs care on supporting
application X because some users would like to run X on Mono ?

The only difference here is that, in your case, the developer has to take
care of one platform with minimal change involved where Mono would get ton
of request preventing them to focus on coding real things.

Also, all of the applications cited are open-source AND free software which
allow you to patch them freely. Then if the main developer is stubborn
enough to refuse your patch, just make it available or fork the project,
that's one of the advantage of FOSS.

Jérémie Laval
jeremie.laval at gmail.com

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Stifu <stifu at free.fr> wrote:

> What about developers who don't care about Mono, but some of their users
> being interested in running their app in Mono?
> Sure, they could contact the devs to insist on supporting Mono, but then,
> first, the app must still be under development, which is not obviously the
> case, and second, the devs must be willing to listen and act... It'd just
> be
> much easier and more convenient if it just worked right away, if there is
> no
> downside involved.
> Jérémie LAVAL wrote:
> >
> > There is a difference between implementing a public API used by lot of
> > people and implementing low-level internals that 1/ you aren't supposed
> to
> > know in the first place, 2/ are used by 2-3 projects that could fix the
> > bug
> > with a two lines change if they cared about Mono.
> >
> > --
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> >
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