[Gtk-sharp-list] Winforms vs. GTK+

Andreas Schmid monkey@gmx.info
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:39:09 +0100


I plan to create a GUI client application that will be run exclusively on 
Windows. After convincing my boss with tremendous difficulties that the .NET 
runtime download is worth the obstacle considering the great productivity 
boost .NET offers, I am rethinking if I should use GTK+ instead of Winforms.

I played with GTK+ for the last couple of days and it seems very complete 
(sizer-support is excellent). Since the server part of the product runs on 
Linux using Mono, I'd really love to use a pure Mono environment including 
GTK+ on both platforms.

However, the additional 5 MB runtime download required to run GTK+ .NET 
applications (on Windows) is quite heavy.

Is GTK+ worth it?