[Mono-list] Qt acquired by Digia

IBBoard ibboard at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 18:35:38 UTC 2012

There are already Qt libraries for Mono - they're called Qyoto [1], and 
they're maintained by the KDE team. They're basically a thin wrapper 
around Qt using some automated tools. That means that they're far more 
object-oriented friendly than GTK# *except* when it comes to connecting 
methods to events ("signals" in the Qt world), which require the use of 
a string for the signal name, causing errors in connecting events to not 
emerge until you actually run the code.

Anyway, that's how it used to be when I last tried Qt a few years ago. 
It also seemed less stable than GTK# (it crashed out for reasons I 
couldn't understand), and I needed a script to manually run the Qt .ui 
files through a compiler to genereate the .cs files. Great 
possibilities, but it just didn't have the interest to get it all ironed 
out and working.

I think the biggest reason for the low take-up of Qt support is that 
Mono started as a Gnome-based thing and so focused on GTK. KDE were 
already using Qt/C++ and didn't seem to take up C# as much.

[1] http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Languages/Qyoto

On 10/08/12 12:43, philippe.monteil wrote:
> http://blog.qt.nokia.com/
> Given the multiplateform nature of Qt and Mono, I would really like to see a
> strong connection between the two...
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