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

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
01 May 2003 13:15:53 -0400


> > - having best internationalisation possible
> > - having good accessiblilty
> > - being widely ported
> > - being free for GPL and non GPL software
> > - having 1000s of applications already built with it.
> > - having > 5 years of maturing
> >
> I believe you are talking here about GTK, not GTK#. Maybe GTK has more than
> 5 years of maturing, but last I heard, GTK# was waiting for the final stable
> release of GTK so that a definitive API could be then decided. This doesn't
> look like GTK# interfaces are "mature" enough, or at least not for a
> production environmnet...

Most of his points apply, except for the stability of the .NET API
layer.  Such stability can only be claimed by Windows.Forms, everything
else is in the very same state of flux (Qt#, Gtk#, SWT/#WT, wx.NET).

So much of your criticism of Gtk# is void.