[Mono-list] I give up / Mac OS X PPC support

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Thu, 08 Apr 2004 22:31:48 -0400


> Down the road you may be able to run gtk-sharp on Mac or Windows, or run
> Windows.Forms on *nix and Mac, but I would not recommend that, since
> - Gtk is the native UI platform for *nix
> - Windows.Forms is the native UI platform for Windows
> - and, Cocoa is the native UI platform for Mac OS X
> You will NOT achieve a native look and feel using a NON-native UI platform!
> That is my opinion, and is the current trend amongst many other developers.
> Just look at java.awt and you know what I'm talking about.

Gtk can use an underlying engine to render to the system.  

Until recently, I was unaware that MacOS X had a thing called the
"Appearance Manager" which is some kind of library to do this.

Someone might be interested in doing a theme for Gtk+ that uses this. 
The other half of the equation would be to get the keybindings to match
the MacOS X, but that one is simpler than getting the theme done.

> Miguel just checked in some runtime fixes about 1 hour ago, and Paolo is
> working on it as far as I know full time!

And Martin Baulig is joining us full time as wlel.