[Gtk-sharp-list] ANN: C# language binding for libabiword

J.M. Maurer uwog at uwog.net
Sun Nov 4 18:20:06 EST 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-04 at 18:04 +0100, Fabian Sturm wrote:
> Hello!
> I just wanted to tell you that I did a language binding for abiword /
> abiwidget for C#. With this you can easily embed a abiword editing
> widget in your C# application.

Very cool!

> It's based on the SVN revision 22273 of abiword which must be compiled
> with --enable-libabiword.
> Beware that the language binding is not final and I was told that the
> api of libabiword will probably also change in the near future.

I hope to keep the API stable at least during and entire stable series,
starting with 2.6. Until 2.6 is really out, some minor changes might
indeed happen.

> You can get the binding with this command: 
> "hg clone http://www.rtfs.org/hg/abiword-sharp/"
> This binding also exposes a bug in the gapi2 parser which for now
> makes
> it necessary to patch the abiword source a little bit.
> I would be thankful for any comment or hint about this binding.

Since I don't have any C# experience, I can't comment on the actual
code, sorry :)

Btw, what license will you release your work under? It would be nice if
we could eventually integrate this into our repository, so users of
libabiword have one place to go to to get bindings for C, C++, C# and

Thanks for your interest in our lil' widget!


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