[Mono-list] Mono without too many GNOME dependencies
Miguel de Icaza
09 Jul 2001 19:46:23 -0400
> I'm interested in working on Mono for Mac OS X, but I'm a bit afraid
> that there will be many many dependencies on existing GNOME
I agree with your sentiment, and I am glad to see someone from the Mac
OS X hackers in the list. I have been secretly wishing that someone
would be interested!
I think that the GNOME bits (Gtk+ for the toolkit and libart for the
Drawing2D namespace) make sense on X environments, or in embedded
environments (GtkFb), but for other platforms like MacOS X, we should
just use the native Cocoa
> Is it possible to make the Mono core (CLI) pretty much self supporting
> without too many dependencies?
Yes. The only dependency we have right now is the `glib', which is
just a collection of useful C routines (hashtables, lists, memory
allocation, string functions).
No dependencies on GNOME whatsoever.