[Mono-list] Qyoto project dead ?

SE1 ikruis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 19:54:58 EST 2009

Arno Rehn-6 wrote:
> 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 =)
> ...

Besides that, Qyoto does work quite fine on Windows at the moment already,
it just needs a little tweaking of the build process and some patches to
behave properly with the MS.NET GC. It might be slightly out-of-date on
current development, but on my wiki I've a page that describes how to do it:

Ilmar Kruis
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