[Mono-list] Commercial use of Mono for visualization
jon at ffconsultancy.com
Sun Nov 9 20:24:25 EST 2008
My company have traditionally sold software and books about OCaml and
Mathematica. Microsoft's commercialization of their OCaml-derivative F# for
their .NET platform led us to diversify in that direction. Amongst other
things, we are successfully selling reliable visualization software written
in F# that uses WPF. We previously had problems with software written in
OCaml using OpenGL and had to shelve the product line because the binaries
would not run reliably between distros. We also had problems with F#+MDX and
ended up rewriting everything to use WPF. Now, we really value WPF's
So I am interested in whether or not we could build upon the Mono project to
develop equivalent graphical software for the Linux and Mac OS X platforms.
We could potentially write our code in C# 3.0 but we really need reliable
high-performance graphics. I appreciate that the Mono project will not be
reimplementing WPF on Mono but I am wondering if any other (perhaps much
simpler) alternatives might arise, like OpenGL-based GUI toolkits?
Consequently, I would appreciate references to commercial software using
OpenGL that is being sold to run on Mono and any OpenGL demos or tutorials
Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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