[Mono-devel-list] DotGNU competition??

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Wed Aug 27 09:33:18 EDT 2003


> I'm not really competent to judge the licensing issues but having
> written quite a number of c# apps using vs.net, custom controls and
> now the pnetlib win32 implementation of system.drawing and a number of
> the key controls - I strongly believe that not basing our
> implementation on windows messages will *not* hinder broad
> compatibility, nor completeness.

Just like the Gtk-based implementation we are doing.  Yes, its easier to
developed, and much simpler than using Win32, but it can only be used
for very simple applications.

That is of course ok, some people still work on our Gtk#-based version
(and there is a commercial Gtk-based version as well), but they wont
ever be suitable to run off-the-shelf commercial-grade applications.
> Another point worth mentioning is that Avalon (MS next generation UI
> coming in Longhorn) and its managed interfaces 

We can discuss this topic when Avalon is released, until then, nobody
knows what it is, or what it does.


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