Java and Mono (was Re: Managing multiple computers at home)

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Mon Mar 27 14:54:47 MST 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 13:40 -0800, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> If you were the manager of a project involving many millions of lines of
> code, like the ones you list above, and you decided to start from
> scratch in a new environment because that was "teh new hotness," you
> should be shot.
> Rewrites are expensive, even if the new target is a better one.
> The real reason you don't see any major desktop apps in C# or Java is
> that there aren't any major new desktop apps AT ALL.  All the action is
> in the web space these days.

I agree.  That's why I take issue with the idea that Swing is somehow
widely used across the entire industry.  I expect this to change over
time, though.  For now C++ (C too?) still reigns supreme in the win32
app space.

I don't think the desktop apps are dead yet. 

> -Jonathan

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