[Ironruby-core] How do you convince .Net developers touseIronRuby?

Seo Sanghyeon sanxiyn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 07:59:53 EST 2009

2009/11/5 C. K. Ponnappa <ckponnappa at gmail.com>:
> And finally, the most crucial point for me:  The .Net world doesn't contain
> the most avid open source contributors (or even users) in the world. Not by
> a long shot. The Java world does, and the Ruby world is nothing but avid
> open source contributors and users. This is why you see JRuby grow a viable
> ecosystem in no time at all, with all significant gems ported and production
> deployments even before a 1.0. Without that, you simply do not have enough
> tools and libraries to build stuff. Encouraging developers and maintainers
> of popular Ruby gems to support and innovate on IronRuby is of the utmost
> importance. And almost every single popular gem is developed on either OSX
> or Linux - which means IronRuby building and running smoothly on both Linux
> and OSX is essential to get the ecosystem going.

I agree 100%. This is why I spent a lot of time running IronPython on Mono
in 2006 and 2007, and I believe this is of critical importance for IronRuby too,
but this doesn't seem to be too popular here...

Seo Sanghyeon

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