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

Mike Kestner mkestner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 10:13:02 EST 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 23:33 -0800, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:

> 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...

The "wizards" behind MonoDevelop are the primary contributors to the
Gtk# distribution for mac.  As has been described by others, Gtk# on the
mac is mostly limited by Gtk+ on the mac, which is a work in progress
and is improving steadily.  If you want it to improve faster and be more
"well-cared for", we would welcome your contributions.

My understanding is that we are shipping a custom patched gtk+ in our
mac installer.  Whether it improved in 2.4.3 and just wasn't documented
in the release notes is not something I can speak to confidently.
Perhaps Michael Hutchinson can comment on that.

Gtk# on the mac is not rotting.  It is important to many people.
Unfortunately, there are a considerably larger number of people who want
Gtk# to work on mac than there are people who have been willing to
contribute anything to make it work.

Mike Kestner <mkestner at gmail.com>

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