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Offline (Unknown gender) egofree
Posted on: November 12, 2014, 11:46:20 AM
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http://www.wired.com/2014/11/microsoft-open-sources-net-says-will-run-linux-mac/
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Offline (Unknown gender) egofree
Reply #1 Posted on: November 12, 2014, 11:57:36 AM
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There is also Visual Studio Community 2013, which is not equivalent to Visual Studio Express, as it is more or less a professional version, and which is free for independents and small companies : http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs
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Reply #2 Posted on: November 12, 2014, 07:05:53 PM

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Wow for some reason I read this as Minecraft and shit a brick. This is actually kind of old news egofree, I was already aware of it. It doesn't really matter because they've been partnering with Mono for a while, the widget system on other platforms is GTK so it still requires quite a bit of recoding. I believe libraries also need to be rebuilt for the Mono compiler as well, so porting is not like a snap of the fingers either. Java still runs on your toaster too and is gaining hardware acceleration as well as a modern UI API that includes CSS styling like the modern Qt Framework.
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

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Reply #3 Posted on: November 13, 2014, 04:40:21 PM
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Well, not everything is going to be open source :

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Microsoft is not planning to open source the client side .NET stack, which means it won't be open sourcing libraries specific to the client such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows Forms, Somasegar confirmed.

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-open-source-more-of-net-and-bring-it-to-linux-mac-os-x-7000035716/
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