[Gtk-sharp-list] GObject Introspection?

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 21:56:17 UTC 2016

I think the problem is that Xamarin has invested heavily into the GTK
2 bindings for use with Xamarin Studio. They have no interest in the
linux desktop, they do not support it in there commercial products and
have no plan to. They therefore have no plans to move to GTK 3.

This means Xamarin is not developing GTK3 bindings and so the bindings
must come from the community. However there seems to be insufficient
interest from the community in developing the bindings. This may be
due to the years of hate that has come from the linux community. Would
you stay around in an openly abusive environment? Xamarin didn't and
most of the community has been driven out to.

Daniel Hughes

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 1:36 AM, Daniel Espinosa <esodan at gmail.com> wrote:
> How long gapi has taken to create Gtk+ 3.0 bindings? Yes, a few, but is it
> stable? No.
> How long can be take to use GIR format? Better, How long to use GObject
> Introspection to have immediate access to latest Gtk+ release?
> Why don't follows Vala steps? They create bindings from GIR and use metadata
> to "Valaficated" it, close to GAPI but it is auto generated by most projects
> out there, no effort for Vala, just maintain a metadata file each release
> and is holded by the project's repository.
> Considering Vala is too similar to C# syntax, may you can write a Vala VAPI
> to C# converter binding, may is easy than parse a huge XML files.
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