[Mono-list] Is it time for GTK# yet

J. Perkins jason@379.com
Thu, 01 May 2003 08:06:36 -0400

Personally, if I were going to try to do cross-platform work I wouldn't 
use GTK#. I'm not sure if either is ready for production work yet, but I 
would check out #WT and wx.NET. Both libraries use the native widget set 
so they can match the look-and-feel of platform. I am working on the 
wx.NET project, but IMHO I think #WT is the long-term way to go.


John BouAntoun wrote:
> I've been around here for a few months now and have noticed an increased amount of work being done on GTK#. It seems to me as the best point to start into the "everyday use of mono" path. Just take a look at the gtk nunit that gonzalo got going.
> Anyways I need to do a .Net application here at work, and it needs to have a small front end. Seems like a perfect opportunity to learn/use GTK#.
> Now I already have SWF experience, but the other workers here do not, so I was hoping to get them to use GTK# first, that way they only learn one windowing toolkit that in time will help us write truely platform independant code.
> My hope is to write the buslogic and lower layers on MS.Net, but right the presentation layer using gtk#. I then hope that down the line (6-months to a year) I can move the whole thing over to mono and tell my boss to dump his windows licensing program. 
> I have been working (at the same time) on a small project to assess the possability of moving all our systems over to linux, and having mono around (and fully functional) would really help that.
> So I guess my questions are
> 1) Is it even possible to have gtk# gui on a ms.net runtime?
> 2) If so how advanced/stable is it?
> 3) Also is there a howto or should one of us start with a howto on using gtk# with the ms.runtime?