[Mono-list] Native Mono UI widgets

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Mon Jul 16 19:51:28 EDT 2007

> I don't know if the mono team plans to implement that (I thing there's
> no mid-term plan for start hacking on it), but is mostly like having to
> write another toolkit from scratch, am I wrong?

Some code exists, but we are not focusing on it yet, there are many
other pieces that are required.

> Maybe that's the reason we're never gonna have it. It would be nice to
> have it, anyway.
> Maybe the implementation of Moonlight could lead to WPF in the end?

They look very similar, but we believe that we will end up with another
implementation.   We will probably learn a lot from Moonlight, and maybe
some of the high-level code can be reused (like the widgets built on top
of the engine).

> From my humble point of view... it seems like GTK+ is getting too hard
> to update and add new things due to it being written in C or other
> issues. It seems like Qt is much more better designed, and so could be
> WPF, but this can be completely false as I'm not an expert in this topic.

If you are willing to break compatibility, plenty of things can be done.
But breaking compatibility is not high on the list of the Gtk+ folks
(and I suspect the Qt folks as well).

But we do agree that you do not know much about what you are talking


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