[Mono-list] I give up

Giuseppe Greco giuseppe.greco@agamura.com
Thu, 8 Apr 2004 09:57:43 +0200 (CEST)

> It's no use building 50 wrappers for GUI toolkits, we need a single
> stable 100% working toolkit.

I agree...

> A GUI toolkit will only succeed if
> - It runs on both Windows & *Nix platforms without restrictions
> - It can be easely installed by grandpa and grandma
> - There is a good GUI form editor available (think about it, why else
> are there so much VB6/Delphi developers out there, productivity doesn't
> come from VI)

It depends...

> Sure support for SWF needs to be offered, but I doubt it will ever work
> 100%. GTK# is actually a good candidate, but there are still lots of
> things missing when it comes to windows.

I do not agree 100%. Gtk# is very, very nice, but it's not
the standard .NET GUI toolkit. I think developers would love
to create .NET apps and just install them on Windows or *Nix
as they are, without further installations...

> However with the upcoming visual editor for MonoDevelop its future looks
> very promising.

Yes, but MonoDevelop should also support SWF.

> Open source has new releases very frequently so for the end user it's
> rather cumbersome to stay up-to-date.
> One of the reasons windows developers grab to SWF is because at least
> they don't have to update every five seconds to get it working.
> (of course I woudn't have it any other way, I like frequent updates :p)
> Woudn't it be nice of you could just install GTK# in the GAC once using
> a quick NSIS installer and then use it?.
> oh well....
> I like developing libraries, I'll stick to that for now :p
> Timothy.


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