I knew it
Remember when I said Novell's backing (and strategic interests) had sped up Mono a great deal, only to get ridiculed by the masses crying "no way, dude!"?
I'd imagine Novell's library has sufficient texts on both 64bit processor families used in PCs.
No, I don't remember that. You sound really prescient though. Would you be my friend?
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And how exactly does this prove your point?
Huh.... because Novell bought Suse?
I still don't see how this proves that it has sped up the development. It may have made some requirements more critical, but has it really been sped up?
yet another anon
Actually, it sounds like Novell is slowing them down... forcing them to develop for platforms (Itaniam and x86-64) that aren't vital to mono's popularity right now.
Porting Mono to IA-64 would definitely be a sideline ... how long has it taken Microsoft to release a .NET framework for IA-64?
Well, my point is that Novell's involvement is making things happen. If you need .NET on the SPARC platform you'd certainly think it's happened much faster than if Novell hadn't been involved. It's just that you don't care, thus the "actually it's slowing them down" perspective.
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