[Mono-list] iPhone SDK 4.0 prohibits Mono: MonoTouch future?

Bruno Alexandre bruno.in.dk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 02:15:20 EDT 2010

Hi Ben,

the "forget the iPhone" just put you away from 85 Million users that have an
iPhone/iPod Touch !
and in a business line, *85 million users* is something that can't be taken

my company was about to buy a Professional license of MonoTouch on my
request, but I think I'll have to continue the ObjC programming.

Bruno Alexandre
[web] www.balexandre.com
[twitter] http://twitter.com/balexandre

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:01 AM, Ben Joldersma <ben at skullsquad.com> wrote:

> Is anyone commenting on the irony of this?  For years, Mono & Novell are
> attacked by the FOSS community on the grounds that MS will sue people who
> use Mono.  And now it's Apple that is slapping down legal constraints on
> Mono??
> Love the idea of Novell/Mono going strong after mobile.  But forget the
> iPhone IMHO.  I'd much prefer to see these efforts going into Android.  An
> open source OS for an open source language runtime.  Makes much better sense
> to me.
> --
> ben joldersma
> craftsman
> http://skullsquad.com
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> [c]: 206.349.2852
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 9:48 AM, balexandre <bruno.in.dk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We all are in the same boat, Novell wrote something regarding it and
>> that's
>> the only thing we (users of MonoTouch) know by now.
>> http://www.mono-project.com/newstouch/archive/2010/Apr-09.html
>> My company decided that we should embrace iPhone and the iPad with 2 apps
>> for Business (the OK was given this thursday after my 101 attempt from me
>> to
>> tell them that we should do this) and we were about to buy a Professional
>> License of MonoTouch.
>> Monday when I arrive the company I need to tell them to hold on as I only
>> did 3 apps in ObjC / XCode and I'm still staring the new language (Memory
>> management in the year 2010 is an absurd!)
>> :-(
>>  even did an iCal alike to use in jQTouch for later use it to test
>> PhoneGap.
>> (http://code.google.com/p/jqtouch-ical/)
>> So... Now I have no idea what should I do... well, I do, learn ObjC, but
>> that's not what I really wanted :-/
>> --
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