[Mono-list] Why GTK#?

Shahms King shahms@shahms.com
22 Apr 2003 08:04:42 -0700

On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 07:41, Maurizio Colucci wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been reading about mono for days, and still I don't understand
> the need for GTK# and QT#, as opposed to windows forms.
> Why not just port Windows Forms and call GTK+ or QT under the hood,
> just for the rendering?

For one, Gtk+ is a much better toolkit than SWF and two, SWF depends
heavily on the architecture of Windows while Gtk+ and QT are both
cross-platform (including their C# bindings, if I remember correctly).
Thus, with Gtk#/QT# you get cross-platform GUIs essentially "for free"
(yeah, it's never "free" but it's a lot easier than with WinForms).

> PS: I am looking forward to see SharpDevelop run on linux (without
> wine). When will this happen?
> Thanks for elucidations,
> Maurizio
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