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

Rafael Teixeira Rafael Teixeira <monoman@gmail.com>
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:55:41 -0200

It's depends on the size of your application, and how it is going to
be dristibuted.

If your app is just a few megs, or if it will mainly be distributed as
a normal download, it is hard to justify a big dependency. If your app
will be packaged in a cd-rom/dvd-rom GTK# is peanuts...


On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:39:09 +0100, Andreas Schmid <monkey@gmx.info> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> -Andreas
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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