[Mono-list] Mono with frame buffer

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 11:06:05 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Michael B. Trausch<mbt at zest.trausch.us> wrote:
> Assuming someone wanted to make something like this happen, would it be
> easily possible to do something like port Gtk# to the framebuffer
> version of GTK+?  I presume all the necessary code would wind up being
> nothing more than bindings and the like for the new environment, yes?

IIRC, there is already a framebuffer backend for Gdk/Gtk.  I'm not
sure how much work would be required to use it from Mono.

> That is, the Mono runtime itself doesn't depend on X11 on UNIX-y
> systems, does it?

No, it does not.  But your original question referred to Winforms,
which does very much depend on X11.  If you don't use the Winforms
assembly or Gtk# (or any other such widget toolkit) then Mono runs
just fine without X.

Chris Howie

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