Supporting distro re-packaging (Was: [sclug] Linux Apprentice Wanted !)

Matt Dainty matt at
Tue Nov 7 13:41:54 UTC 2006

* Patrick <patrick at> [2006-11-07 12:54:11]:
> Miguel de Icaza had a long rant about this in his Gnome days:
> He sees Mono as offering the ONLY answer in that you can write for on 
> *nix and run anywhere with the Mono CLR installed.  Its sad that Java on 
> desktop sucked for so long (has it been fixed yet?) but Mono does seem 
> to offer a way out of the mess for desktop applications.

I don't see that as at all relevant.

The problem AIUI is not the code itself, but how it's organised to sit
in the distribution. You could quite easily take some Mono code &
configuration files and plop them over the filesystem in all sorts of
places. Same problem.

"A violent man will respond poorly to a gift of flowers."
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