[Gtk-sharp-list] Leaving the Gtk# project

Andy York andy at brdstudio.net
Wed Sep 30 19:08:17 EDT 2009

Congratulations it sounds like you have bright future ahead of you. I 
have appreciated the work you have done, I may not ask a lot of 
questions but I read a lot answers and documentation and a great many of 
them were from you. I am just a simple ordinary MS programmer who like 
to do Mono/Gtk# programs for fun and you have helped make it fun.


Christian Hoff wrote:
> Hi all,
> after working on Gtk# for over a year, I now have to leave the project 
> for my study at IBM starting at October 1st.
> There are a few patches that I started to work on and which I hope to 
> get finished along with my study. First, I'd like to get the out-array 
> fix ready.
> Unfortunately, the IList/DataView tree model won't make it into Gtk# as 
> a clean implementation can only be done by using extension methods. The 
> code is basically ready and I think that it would be a nice extension 
> for a 3rd party project (possibly Gtk# beans).
> It's great to see how Gtk# and Mono in general have evolved. There are 
> quite a few improvements in Gtk# trunk:
> - GIO bindings
> - Support for virtual methods in the generator
> - Massive deglueing
> - A much more powerful GLib library
> - Lots of bug fixes
> I hope that Gtk+ and Gtk# 2.90 will be released soon. I'll stay 
> subscribed to the gtk-sharp and gtk-sharp-bugs lists at least until then.
> My thanks go out to Mike Kestner for all the patch reviews,  for his 
> patience in some endless IRC sessions and finally for starting to work 
> on the bindings years ago. He even sacrificed much of his free weekend 
> time doing patches for Gtk#. Thank you very much, Mike!
> Christian
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