[Mono-list] Integrate GTK# into mono?
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 13:09:19 +0100
> On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 20:44, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> > Woulnt it be a great idea to create standard-packages for desktop
> > with integrated GTK#?
> > This would enable developers to create GUI-apps with mono out of
> > without the need of installing native wrapper libraries.
I think this is a good idea as one of the major downers for me is that
I'm having difficulty building mono so that I can use Forms. It's
almost at the point where I'm going to switch to Windows and Visual
Studio, which is something I really don't want to do.
> The native wrapper libraries would still be needed, unless you are
> proposing to reimplement all of gtk+ inside gtk# as managed code.
I'm missing your point. Why can't built versions of the wrappers be
shipped in the pacakge? :-)
> > This would make deployment much easier!
> > A worst case scenario:
> > I user wants to run a simple Mono/GTK# application and is a real
> > First he has to install Mono, but the application still does not
> > Now he tries to install GTK# but there are so many dependencies
> > of GTK+....
> > This user will use a wore C app before installing all required
> It's up to the packager to correctly specify all the dependencies,
> as it is for the packager of the C app.
In that case, why hasn't it been done? Or has it and I've missed it
somewhere? I know there are gtk RPMs that can be downloaded from the
mono website. :-)
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