[Mono-list] Qyoto project dead ?

Arno Rehn mono-devel at arnorehn.de
Wed Feb 4 11:40:29 EST 2009

On Wednesday 04 February 2009 04:06:50 you wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:28 AM, Arno Rehn <mono-devel at arnorehn.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > No, Qyoto isn't dead at all. It's actively being developed in the
> > kdebindings module of KDE and packaged with each KDE release in the
> > kdebindings tarball. We currently have support for akonadi, khtml,
> > kdelibs, ktexteditor, nepomuk, plasma, qscintilla, qtscript, qttest,
> > qtuitools, qtwebkit, qt and soprano. The maintainer of qyoto.org has
> > apparently lost interest in the project and took the website down.
> Sorry about that. I didn't take the website down, the domain expired
> and I didn't renew it. For those interested on the website, the site
> is still up in a backup server:
> http://ekarchive.elikirk.com/david/qyoto
Oh, ok.

> There is also another project using a different approach for those
> interested in Qt 4 development using C# for Windows:
> http://code.google.com/p/qt4dotnet/
> This new project compiles Qt Jambi into a .NET library using ikvm. So
> far it only works on Windows (but technically it should on Linux and
> Mac).
> It is still in its early stages but several examples work (still
> crashes here and there though).
Yes, I tried a similiar approach at the beginning of the development of Qyoto.
There were a few problems with that. First, it is slow. Damn slow. Second, 
IKVM depends on classpath and a stripped version of openjdk. So you'd always 
need QtJambi, Classpath, OpenJDK-stripped and IKVM.
In comparison to that Qyoto only needs the Smoke lib, which is also reused by 
many more qt bindings. Our target for 4.3 is also a working Qyoto for Windows, 
so I truly hope this project will not be needed =)

> > We plan to come up with something on KDE techbase and
> > put a short describtion on mono-project.com.
> > If you want to take a look at it, use the kdebindings module from the KDE
> > 4.x releases or get the latest sources from
> > svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdebindings .
> > Good to see people being interested in that project =)
> > If you reply to this, please CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list.

Arno Rehn
arno at arnorehn.de

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