Zeitgeist before vala was written using python.Vala is a good alternative because it does not need a VM.
Gimp is optional app written using C and can use Scheme to some scripting.FSF have a very good implementation of Scheme.
A compiled language is better in this case.Like D and Go.These languages have a compiler on gcc backend.
And again,linux users/dev will never promote a Microsoft system to be default on linux.
Last edited by lapis; 07-07-2012 at 06:29 PM.
 See e.g. the 2007 .zip format spec.
There's really nothing wrong with mono, I'm so sick of the ridiculous amount of anti-mono trolling in the linux community, people need to get over themselves. I don't care what the app is written in as long as it works well.
We, like most Open Source, people do this because we love it, having people heap that much irrational uninformed hate on it, and us personally, doesn't exactly ruin our lives but it just makes it that much harder to enjoy life.
I really wish people would inform themselves, not just about the facts but the harm spreading falsehoods and hate does.
I have seen Linux lose a lot of talented developers to OS X due to the sheer amounts of hate in Linux for Mono, and I will admit after having moved to a Mac myself the one thing I certainly don't miss is the anti-mono trolls.
I arranged this Hackfest for the fun and the love, to get great stuff into users hands and to get our development platform up to scratch for GNOME3 (though gir makes that unreasonably hard).
That being said, I am going back to Boston in October for Monospace and I have accepted a seat on Monkey Squares board (the non-profit that arranges Monospace) so expect next years Hackfest to be even bigger and more awesome. I hope I have some great announcements to share soon.
One thing that's blatantly raising a middle finger at us, is the title of the thing. "Gnome/Mono festival of love." It's like they're saying "we're in bed with Microsoft and making love" and laughing at us. I always disliked Gnome devs for their attitude. Now I dislike them even more.
I really hope Gnome dies. Soon.
Laughing at you, quite the contrary, people like you fill me with sadness and a degree of misery. Your behavior towards other human beings is quite frankly disturbing and distasteful. You have given me no reason to feel otherwise about you given your actions and words above. Nothing about you encourages me to laugh, at you, at life, at anything really.
I agree with you directhex.
When I got my eyes open for open source, I had worked as developer in Microsoft technology too long to make a sudden switch - I have to earn a living. I have worked as project leader for a group of 4 developer the last 6 year. During this time I have got the company to switch to a large degree from closed source to open source. Replaced SourceSafe with subversion. Using bugzilla and much more. Using two Debian servers to host our Open Source products. My company were a MICROSOFT partner, but in the instances where Open Source was clearly better alternative than Microsoft I recommended Open Source and today Open source is a big part of the company. For us Mono was a requirement for using Debian servers. We were too small and to few resources and too little time to use another environment than .net under Linux for the few scripts/application we needed under linux. It was with pragmatism I was able to convince the company to switch to a large degree to Open Source, with zelotry and purity I I would have failed, and the company would have been 100% closed source, instead of 40% Open source as today.