New development windows, IronPython or PythonWin

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Mon Mar 27 00:34:47 CEST 2006


sanxiyn at gmail.com a écrit :
> Dan wrote:
> 
>> I realise its in beta. But long term, do you think that the win32com,
>>win32gui etc... will have no support because everyone jumps on the
>>Microsoft bandwagon? Aren't the windows support extensions supported
>>primarily by one guy, Mark Hammond? As a developer, this seams to leave
>>me with a vulnerability long term. Thanks for the advise.
> 
> 
> Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> 
>>Well, from what we've seen so far, I'd rather rely on open source
>>software than on proprietary one. An oss project lives as long as
>>someone is willing to maintain it, and anyone can pick it up. And I
>>wouldn't count on "every one jumping on MS wagon" neither.
> 
> 
> I find this comment curious, as IronPython *is* an open source
> software.

based on a proprietary runtime (yes, I know, Mono... but there again, 
there are legal issues to consider). And what will happen when MS 
discontinue dotnet ???



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