peter schotman wrote:
Personally, I think this is a complete and utter waste of time. If you can't even state the benefits of one over the other, even the time spend on writing a blog post about it is a waste. One shoud better spend his time on things that really help the community forward (grin).
lol. Peter, you crack me up *grin* This is not directed at you, but I will play off of your comment.
One man's passionate endeavor is another mans complete and utter waste of time.
I am never one to get my ire raised too much when people respond to things. Quite honestly, this is part of what I enjoy about working on DotNetNuke and about open source in general. People volunteer to work on things that are meaningful to them or rewarding in some way. Even for two people doing exactly the same thing, their motivations may be completely different. I find it fascinating and enjoy getting to know the people a little bit and understanding what their passions are.
Nobody should be concerned about the C# version taking precious time away from other efforts. As we mentioned, this has come about mostly due to the patience and tenacity of a community member. Ben has been sharing C# versions of the core with us for about 3 months and proven both his desire and ability to keep up with us. All we're really doing is what we've always done for contributions which is try to establish a way for them to be received and promoted.
I am the FIRST to agree that there are a lot of things to do on the DotNetNuke project. So pick something and get involved! If you're unsure how to do that, you can contact me directly and I will help you. Almost every single one of our community driven module projects could use some help or updates. There's testing to be done on a regular basis and the Community Teams are constantly in need of folks to help out on projects which serve everyone.
But my main point here is that this does NOT represent a diversion of resources, it represents embracing of contribution by an industrious and reliable community member. Man I hope we never lose sight of how important that is! *grin* -- It's not always easy or quick to contribute and I just really appreciate that Ben has stepped up to this, been patient and reliable, and committed himself to keeping up with it. Whether its a project anyone is particularly interested in or not, it certainly merits a nod of respect.