[good] RE: [Mono-dev] C# and SWT

Elan Feingold elan at bluemandrill.com
Fri Oct 21 15:08:08 EDT 2005

For now I could use GTK + X11 on the Mac, from what I understand. The
problem is that, even themed, GTK+ just doesn't have that completely native
look & feel. This is just my opinion, and I'm picky when it comes to UIs 8-)
(See http://themes.freshmeat.net/screenshots/31431/33291/, for example).

The whole native-vs-emulated cross-platform UI framework is an interesting
topic. 8 or 9 years ago, I was deciding between an emulated framework called
Galaxy, and a native one called XVT. Today, it seems we have the same

The sad thing is, and I raise it only for the sake of discussion, is that I
may port my app to Java 5 / SWT. The existence of a first class development
platform (Eclipse), and the fact that Java 5 has caught up to C# in many
ways, makes it a compelling choice.

I love Mono and C#, which is why the decision is so hard!


> i am waiting for that gtk port to MacOS ...  in the mean time ..
> I am using  WX.Wigets (wx.net) which is native on linux,mac, 
> and win32 its not nearly as powerful as using gtk+ direct,

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