[Gtk-sharp-list] GTK# on Mac Field Report

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Thu Dec 10 09:08:47 EST 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 23:33 -0800, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
> I removed my Mono 2.6p1 install and installed Mono 2.4 which was
> released more recently and boasts numerous bugfixes. I'm on Mac OS X
> Snow Leopard.
> If I take my .exe over to Linux, these problems disappear.

[must resist......]

> I originally thought GTK# would be well cared for because major apps
> use it, like MonoDevelop for Mac. But now I'm thinking that the
> wizards behind such apps are using a "custom GTK#" they tweaked to
> work for them while the main GTK# distribution, um, ... rots? Sorry
> for the strong word, but I don't see any GTK# love in these release
> notes...

Please don't appeal to conspiracy when there is no evidence of such.  I
think the explanation is simple: Gtk/Gtk# developers don't use Macs.  

I'm not a 'core' Gtk# developers, but I use Monodevelop hours every day
- but I also don't own, use, or test on a Mac [over priced proprietary
hardware & OS].  If developers don't use Macs, and Mac users don't
report bugs, then....

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