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

Luis Fernandez luifer@onetel.net.uk
Thu, 1 May 2003 14:39:18 +0100


I believe that GTK# includes some other libraries not directly related to
the windowing system.

Also, you should have a look at the SWT port that the guys at sharpdevelop
are doing. This is based on "eclipse", and I believe it provides native look
anf feel to the application. The only "problem" is that this toolkit might
not be mature enough for your present needs.

So, anyone cares to comment on what the "standard/preferred" toolkit will
be? What features have any of the toolkits that make it superior and maybe
worth the wait until it has matured enough...?


----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Perkins" <jason@379.com>
To: "John BouAntoun" <John.BouAntoun@rogen.com.au>
Cc: "mono-list" <mono-list@ximian.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] Is it time for GTK# yet

> 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.
> Jason
> 379
> 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?
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