[Mono-list] Bonobo/Corba and mono

Jay Freeman (saurik) saurik@saurik.com
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 12:59:37 -0500

Umm... I hate to have to correct someone from _Ximian_ of all places, but
Mono had _better_ be a component system...  really, that's about 90% of what
the .NET infrastructure is about: a framework for writing components in
various languages that can be used from the other languages, all running
over a VM with a garbage collector.  That's what the specs cover, not some
magical platform for selling software as a service (although a sufficiently
network-oriented VM such as .NET that comes with a number of useful
components definitely helps this a ton).

Microsoft is currently pushing this as the long-term replacement to writing
COM objects and "ActiveX" components (which are just COM objects that
implement a number of special interfaces) on Windows.  This work is
_directly_ comparable with Bonobo, just as it is _directly_ comparable with

* is now afraid... very afraid... *

Jay Freeman (saurik)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey Stedfast" <fejj@ximian.com>
To: "Pablo Baena" <pablob@manes.netverk.com.ar>
Cc: <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Bonobo/Corba and mono

> Mono isn't a component system, so it won't be replacing Bonobo.
> Jeff