[Mono-list] Windoze dev, dumb question

Victor Rocha rocha.pusch at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 15:00:44 EDT 2007


as far as i know you should resolve version conflict in mono/.NET by
linking to specific versions in the GAC. but just like you are new to
open-source, i´m new to .NET :-)

since you report problems with installers, backwards incompatibilities
etc., maybe you should refer to a more specific list like
gtk-sharp-list at ximian.com (for gtk#) and gtk-list at gnome.org for
(gtk+), talk to the guys and track down possible bugs, file bug
reports if needed etc.

about licensing, from the gtk+ FAQ,
"GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
developers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties."

i guess the same applies to gtk#, where you would be just linking to
the libraries, and not exactly modifying sources...

> 2 - Rip all necessary DLLs from the Gtk# installer (that would
> include Gtk+ DLLs) from Novell and put them in my bin directory upon
> installation. This is the most attractive option, and should be the
> most reliable option. This would be a pretty flagrant violation of
> copyright (or something) though, wouldn't it?

i don´t see violation but I could well be wrong. can anyone else
elaborate on this?

if tou can´t get past this issues, you could try windows.forms
support, it´s getting better as mono evolves. in any case, i don´t
think "legal" issues should stop you from using gtk#.

best regards from a newbie mono fan :-)

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