Apple's take on Mono? Re: [Mono-osx] OSX Reality Check
edasque at ximian.com
Tue Oct 25 16:49:57 EDT 2005
Actually and very interestingly, Apple very publically stepped away from
Java (the crackpipe you refer to ?). Apple has a key issue with its main
language choice and that's that no one wants to use it for many
different reason. However they can't dilute their message and sponsor
another language/runtime environment which explains the eventual demise
of Java on Mac OS X. However Mono is enjoying some very interesting/good
success recently as iFolder runs on Mono, Unity as well, Apple wants
iPrint and some others I can't speak of.
Now if Apple was suddenly to wake up and their PM read their mail,
they'd realize that Mono+ASP.NET is the killer app that their Xserve
line is waiting for.
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 13:35 -0700, Adhamh Findlay wrote:
> Does Apple have a public stance on ANY development language other than
> Obj-C? In case you wonder about Java, read this page and search for
> Apple's not going to discourage other languages from running on OS X, but
> people thinking that Apple's is going to endorse Mono/Java/Cobol/Ruby/You
> Favorit Pet Language should not hold their breath.
> As for the linux comment, I suggest you put the crack pipe down. :-) If OS
> X was ever going to be linux based then it would have release on linux from
> the get go.
> On 10/25/05 1:25 PM, "ted leslie" <tleslie at tcn.net> wrote:
> > Please share .... as to whats so funny? ...
> > i would think if Apple doesn't, at least for public show, accept Mono,
> > it would probably be very bad for them in time?
> > I mean if Apple dumps on it, and MONO/C# really takes off (which it will),
> > that would really damage them. Why would Apple bet against Mono?
> > I express concern because I am certainly adopting Mono as my sole development
> > platform,
> > and I would be pissed if Apple put up barriers against it. I'd rather hope
> > they would endorse it.
> > I think OSX will eventually just be a front-end desk-top for linux in 5-6
> > years anyways, but
> > thats a whole other story :)
> > -tl
> > On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:06:28 -0700
> > Adhamh Findlay <monoosx at adhamh.com> wrote:
> >> On 10/25/05 12:44 PM, "Roger Mann" <rmann at digitech.com> wrote:
> >>> I expect Apple will have something to say about Mono/C# at the next
> >>> WWDC.
> >> HAHAHA! I have laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks, its been a long
> >> day and I needed a good laugh.
> >> Adhamh
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