[Gtk-sharp-list] The state of GTK# (Christian Hoff)

Mike Kestner mkestner at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 10:20:03 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 08:32 -0500, Vladimir Giszpenc wrote:

> I am not a very active contributor to mono/GTK#, but being told that
> my contributions would not make it into the next version of GTK# made
> me stop the little contributions I was making.  I would have loved for
> a fork of Gtk# to remove deprecated calls and require .Net 2.0.  I
> might have contributed some implementations with generics (if there
> was a hope of them making it into a future version).

As far as 2.0 dependencies go, we have already added the dependency in
trunk, so we can use features like [UnmanagedFunctionPointer].  Efforts
to move to generic collections can proceed in trunk.

There will also hopefully be significant deprecation cleanup in trunk
before 3.0, so anyone who wants to contribute to that effort is welcome
to do so.  Most of it will be automatic because the native API is
removing them, but we can probably remove most of the workaround and
stability deprecations as well.

Perhaps you were looking for these changes to be done in 2.12?  We could
not do that and maintain our stability guarantee or provide continued
support on mono's 1.1 profile, of course.

Mike Kestner <mkestner at gmail.com>

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