[Mono-list] Integrate GTK# into mono?

Dick Porter dick@ximian.com
08 Aug 2003 12:22:55 +0100

On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 20:44, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> Woulnt it be a great idea to create standard-packages for desktop use 
> with integrated GTK#?
> This would enable developers to create GUI-apps with mono out of the box 
> without the need of installing native wrapper libraries.

The native wrapper libraries would still be needed, unless you are
proposing to reimplement all of gtk+ inside gtk# as managed code.

> This would make deployment much easier!
> A worst case scenario:
> I user wants to run a simple Mono/GTK# application and is a real newbie.
> First he has to install Mono, but the application still does not work.
> Now he tries to install GTK# but there are so many dependencies because 
> of GTK+....
> This user will use a wore C app before installing all required tools...

It's up to the packager to correctly specify all the dependencies, just
as it is for the packager of the C app.

When the app requires the gtk# package, the gtk# package will require
gtk+ and all the other native libraries.

- Dick