[Gtk-sharp-list] Gtk# 2.12 for Windows

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Wed Aug 20 16:46:53 EDT 2008

Hello Christian,

    First of all, thank you a lot for posting this update about Gtk# on
Windows, this is a very painful issue for me, as for some reason we have
been absolutely unable to provide a Gtk# 2.12 natively for .NET.

    So far, the great guys at Medsphere have been doing the work in
supporting Gtk# for .NET, while we supported it for Mono on Windows, but
while we support 2.12, they only were up to 2.10, so your post is very

> Getting Gtk# to work took me about 7 full-time days mainly because of 
> the broken gapi-cdecl-insert script(see 
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=417615) and the deprecated 
> documentation here: 
> http://www.mono-project.com/Compiling_Mono#Building_GTK.23. It points to 
> old Gtk versions, is much more complicated than the solution I found, 
> does not mention that you have to install some Mono assemblies into the 
> MS GAC(Mono.Cairo, etc.) and also does not explain building Gtk# for 
> Mono(it only says how to build it for the MS GAC and the Mono build is a 
> little more complicated).

    Would you mind telling me what is wrong on the Wiki, or perhaps
would you mind making the changes to the Wiki yourself to have the
information up-to-date for Windows people?

> Mike, if I sent you an updated version of the Doku, could you upload it 
> to the Mono Wiki?

    I can, and would love to do it.

> Again, I would be great if someone could help me with the installer so 
> that we soon have a 2.12 version of Gtk# for Windows :-)
> Christian
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