[Mono-list] Cross-platform GUI.

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 19:23:16 -0400


> It would be nice wouldn't it, but unlikely unless you know something
> the rest of us do not, like Apple have been taking an interest in Mono.
> I would guess that Apple would more likely be interested in the cocoa# 
> end of things, although their Swing port was above and beyond the call 
> of duty :-).

Cocoa# is a fantastic tool for C# developers targeting the Mac, but
there is a lot of value in bringing Gtk+ applications that were
developed for Linux/Unix to work out of the box on the Mac, with the
native UI.

So that is why doing a Gtk+ backend to Coregraphics/AppearanceManager
makes sense: to turn plenty of existing Gtk+ apps into apps that look
and feel like the Mac ones.