[Mono-list] Mono and Bonobo

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
11 Aug 2001 01:44:44 -0400

> GNOME needs Bonobo in its competition with KDE's
> KParts (or whatever it is called these days) for the
> dominance of Unix desktop, and for Unix's desktop
> expansion against Microsoft. But one has to wonder if
> Bonobo will go the way of OpenDOC, which IBM dropped
> in favor of JavaBeans.

OpenDoc was an overcomplex beast.  It had something like 150
interfaces alone.  Oritinally, a C++ framework that was forced to be
"CORBA-ized".  That was the major problem OpenDoc had.

Bonobo is a set of interfaces, you can implement using different
languages/environments.  .NET for instance is missing an object name
space like the one in Bonobo, and we will likely use that in Mono.