64 bit Linux, flash, and firefox ETA?
torriem at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 13:47:36 MDT 2008
Justin Findlay wrote:
> implemented in my browser, whereas mono, I assume, must be provided by
> an external runtime like java is. You might as well say that a java app
> all that java speed traditionally you have to wait for the great java
> runtime to lumber into RAM and sit there just to run some client side
Actually, if you lay aside the patent minefield issue, and the
intellectual issues of playing follow the microsoft leader, Mono and
.net on linux is very fast. Startup time for a graphical (GTK) mono
program is indistinguishable from the startup of a normal C GTK program
(or python, or whatever). So even on a platform where .NET is fairly
alien (not integrated like in Windows), it's impact from a user pov is
negligible. From a user's pov, Mono apps are fast, and well-integrated.
In this sense .NET languages are much better than Java, which is not
well-integrated on any platform! And Java's startup time isn't bad
these days either, so let's let this old piece of FUD die.
I personally am opposed to using .NET and Mono on patent and political
grounds (I haven't found anything a conventional desktop app yet that
Python wouldn't have been at least as good a fit as C#), technically
your arguments don't wash.
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