[Mono-devel-list] develop under Microsoft .NET and porting to Mono is correct?

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Wed Mar 2 09:25:20 EST 2005

On 03/02/05 Mauro Bertoli wrote:
> > For many of us Gtk# is the toolkit to use for GUI
> > apps that
> > use mono on any platform, if you have a different
> > preference
> > better start doing something about it and
> > contribute.
> Yes, why not lupus? 
> Now I try to understand what's the best solution, I
> having never used GTK# or Mono, but SWF... I'm
> informing about it.

Gtk# is the best solution for mono apps because the primary target
users of mono are Linux/Unix users and Gtk# is the only mature toolkit
that integrates well in that environment. People are working
on SWF so we can run SWF apps as well, but SWF is for legacy
applications, not for new ones. SWF is like malloc/free: sure some
apps will still use it, but the best way to go is to use a GC
(think absolute positioning vs automatic placement of widgets in Gtk).

If people are interested in running SWF applications, they should
contribute to the SWF devel effort.


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