[Mono-list] Native Mono UI widgets

"Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ] "Andrés G. Aragoneses [ knocte ]
Wed Jul 11 05:28:40 EDT 2007

Jonathan Pobst escribió:
> Ah, I guess it's purely philosophical then.  Basically boiling down to 
> "Do we really need *another* toolkit"?  We have to have WinForms to 
> provide compatibility with the .Net framework.  And we need GTK# to make 
> Mono a great choice for Linux (and somewhat cross-platform) apps.  (And 
> there are others like QT and wxNet and Cocoa#.)  So what would another 
> toolkit bring?
> Writing an entire toolkit is hard and expensive.  WinForms has been 
> under development for probably 4 years having up to 6 people working on 
> it full-time as well as plenty of contributors.
> I don't really know of any benefit to making another one.  WinForms is 
> already "Mono native" in that it's fully done with System.Drawing.  It 
> seems like a new one would simply take the WinForms widgets and change 
> the API simply for the sake of being different.  :)

I guess he's not asking 'why not doing another toolkit using S.D.' but 
'why not redo Gtk# using S.D.'. I guess the disadvantages of that would 
be less performance and much time needed to write it, but in the end it 
would be a managed toolkit and many problems that Gtk# has already, 
would blow, don't you think?


	Andrés	[ knocte ]


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