March 5, 2002

Tonight live on the Linux Show: Miguel de Icaza on GNOME

Author: JT Smith

jeff Gerhardt writes, Tuesday, March 5th, 2002 from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL, tonight LIVE on at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss MSNBC crossing the line as a political "PR hack" for Microsoft and publishing anti-Linux articles under the "news" heading. We have invited a representative from MSNBC or Newsweek to join us.

In Segment Two- Miguel de Icaza: on Mono and GNOME

There was a great deal of controversy at the opening of february over the announced plan to include ".net" like technolog into GNOME. Richard M Stallman even got into the act demanding an explaination. This started no end of grief for GNOME maintainer Miguel de Icaza. As it turned out it was more a story about language than substance. So, tonight we are going to let Miguel talk about Mono and get deep into the substance of Mono and how it relates to GNOME.

What is Mono?

  • Mono is an implementation of three pieces of technology:
    • A compiler for a new programming language, similar to Java, called C#.
    • A virtual machine for the Common Intermediate Language (CIL) byte codes.
    • A set of libraries that encapsulate useful routines and classes: from hash tables, to XML manipulation, to database management, to GUI applications, to web
      construction tools.
  • Where did the problems (controversies) come from?
    • These three technologies are usually referred in the Microsoft world as the `.NET Framework' as opposed to .NET. When `.NET Framework' is refered to here, we will be discussing these "MONO" technologies.
  • SO, join us and learn the technological perspective of Mono

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