[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Whitebox GAT (Chris Puttick)

Arnie Shore shoreas at gmail.com
Fri Mar 26 10:14:35 PDT 2010

Awww, the relative merits of the platforms/languages involved, IMO, are a
far second behind the factor of whether or not the choice makes it available
to the largest community of possible users.  Free is good;  de-facto
limitations ain't.

The author is certainly to be applauded both for developing the package and
offering it here.  But  I for one can't jump at it.

Ya gotta have an OS and a language, so any choice here will prbly hack off
some of the truly devout.  But you don't gotta have a framework -
proprietary or not.  The choice of .NET rules out for me any interest other
than curiosity.  And to point out that MONO resolves the .NET issue, simply
translates to 'you gotta have that in addition to the basic product', adding
to the relative complexity and fragility of an implementation.

So, thanks, but no thanks.

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