[Mono-list] Why Gnome prefer JavaScript?

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Tue Feb 5 16:18:14 UTC 2013

On 05.02.2013 16:23, Alberto León wrote:

> But, JavaScript was the reason to Oracle denounced Google.
> I can't understand why Gnome and Linux rejected support C# and has accepted
> javascript as official language.
> I think the step of Oracle is more dangerous to the open source world tan
> the steps of Microsoft, in the last two years.

You're mixing up Oracle's *Java* (w/out Script) lawsuit against Google
with Gnome's rather pragmatic decision to make JavaScript a first-class
citizen for desktop development.

This decision is not against Mono. It's rather pro-GNOME, as they simply
wanted an easy entry-level and well-known programming language for
their desktop.

Mono, C# and GKT# is a much more "professional" approach, farther
away from being entry-level. It is much more than a programming
language, so you can't compare it with JavaScript + GNOME bindings.

Time will tell. Maybe JavaScript will help them to break binary
compatibility even more often :)


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