[Gtk-sharp-list] Gtk libraries

Andrew York andy at brdstudio.net
Fri Oct 12 12:12:38 UTC 2012

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that the Gtk interface 
is a focus of Mono/Monodevelop anymore. They make most if not all of 
their money from iPad and Android based development so there is not a 
lot of motivation to make these changes even if they are helpful. Also 
are not the Mono dev leaders planning on switching to XWT in the next 
year or so. I'm not sure how much focus will be on Gtk in the future, 
but again I may be wrong.

On 10/12/2012 7:12 AM, Doug Blank wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 3:34 AM, Elmar Haneke <elmar at haneke.de> wrote:
>>> This is useful information! Where did you get your binaries? What
>>> versions are you using? Are they pre-built somewhere? I really just
>>> need the Mac and Windows fixes for the above issues.
>> I'm using the binaries from www.gtk.org.
>>> The only binaries available on the site mentioned above are 2.24.
>> There are several binaries available once you have a look at the
>> FTP-Server linked from the summary page:
>> http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/binaries/win32/gtk+/
>> Perhaps the 2.22 binary does help.
> Thank you, thank you! Mono/MonoDevelop should come with these, but if
> not, *every* system that deploys Gtk on Windows should use these
> binaries. It is a shame that hard work has gone into fixing these
> bugs, but they haven't made their way into all of the places that they
> should.
> I copied the binaries from:
> http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/binaries/win32/gtk+/2.22/gtk+_2.22.1-1_win32.zip
> into my deployed mono\bin directory, and that appears to work with all
> testing so far. (If anyone knows of a potential incompatibility please
> let us know.)
> The most important fix for us was that we can now use the clipboard to
> copy text out of our application.
> -Doug
> PS - not sure where these suggestions should go, but:
> * Gtk download page should not have an incompatible 2.24 as the default.
> * There should be a clear delineation between <= 2.22 and >= 2.24.
> Mixing these together is a bad idea.
> * Mono/MonoDevelop should work to get the latest Gtk bug fixes into the mix
> * Else, this should be documented on the Mono/GtkSharp/MonoDevelop pages
> We try to be good citizens of using open source, so if there is
> something more that we can do, please let me know.
> -Doug
>>> Thanks for this information... it seems that it is critical to know
>>> these details to deploy Gtk-sharp.
>> I foung the change that CellRendererCombo does no longer return an
>> ComboBoxEntry on StartEdit. In 2.24 ther is an new Combo-Widget,
>> presumably that widget is returned
>>> Could someone make a gtk-2.24 addon for MD? Is it possible?
>> There is no Gtk-sharp containing the extensions made in 2.24. I would
>> assume that the working on Gtk3-support does not permit the Gtk-sharp
>> developers to adopt to 2.24. If really needed you have to build it on
>> your own.
>> Elmar
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