[Mono-list] Integrate GTK# into mono?

Paul Grenyer pjgrenyer@iee.org
Fri, 8 Aug 2003 13:09:19 +0100

Hi Dick

> 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 
the box 
> > 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. :-)


Paul Grenyer
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