[Gtk-sharp-list] Gtk# or Mono Winforms for Linux-only project

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Aug 20 07:56:31 EDT 2008

Don't cross post.

> I'm in the process of evaluating ways to use Mono on a Linux platform. It
> would be interesting to hear your opinion on what GUI toolkit to use. From
> what I understand, Gtk# is a little bit more mature than Mono Winforms,
> although the latter is progressing fast it seems. I have a few requirements
> though:

There have been some nice enhancements to Gtk# recently.

> *  Must support 3d graphics somehow (we use OpenGL now, in a C++
> environment)

Don't know anything about 3d.

> *  GUI Designer must be available
> *  Must be possible to create custom controls

Monodevelop's Stetic provides both these,

> What is the support for these three requirements, when it comes to Gtk# and
> Mono Winforms? The system we're using is x86 1Ghz with 256Mb ram, 3d support
> is hardware accelerated.
> When you have the luxury of starting more or less from scratch, which
> toolkit would you suggest?


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