[Mono-list] GTKsharp 3

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Tue Sep 11 10:20:18 UTC 2012

The most recent bit of news I've read about GTK# 3:


Daniel Hughes wrote
> GTK 3 was released 10 Feb 2011. That's a long time ago.
> During that time .net bindings have failed to eventuate. Information on
> what has been happening has been very hard to find, despite a large number
> of .net applications on linux using these bindings.
> As the author of an opensource application dependent on these bindings I
> find this lack of information very concerning. And I'm starting to ask
> myself questions like, Am I now dependent of a dead or dieing library?
> Banshee was removed from the default ubuntu install, officially because of
> lack of GTK 3 support.
> I have the following questions:
> Where is the source code for GTK 3 support?
> As far as I can establish the GTK sharp code is hosted here:
> https://github.com/mono/gtk-sharp<https://github.com/mono/gtk-sharp/branches>
> However there is no branch in there labelled as GTK3
> Who supports GTK sharp?
> If it is community maintained, who are the main contributors?
> Is there a projected or planned release date for GTK 3 support?
> Developers dependent on GTK sharp need this information in order to plan
> the future of there applications.
> If GTK sharp is really dying then application developers dependent on it
> need to know, so they can either contribute to it or move there
> applications on to something else.
> If the bindings are struggling, how come there has been no call
> for contributors, or at least transparent information about what is going
> on. Rather then the current back whole of information.
> Recently ubuntu held an app competition, it was hugely successful and
> while
> it was on people where asking questions like this:
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/154373/use-primary-toolbar-with-mono
> And all we could do was advice that they use another language.
> If we lose GTK# bindings where does that leave mono on desktop linux? We
> have no QT bindings, no clutter bindings and no GTK# 3 bindings. in sort
> we
> have no bindings available (by that I mean packaged in debian or similar)
> for the latest version of any native linux GUI tool kit.
> I'm going to say this again, mono developers cannot use the latest version
> of any native linux GUI tool kit.
> Now maybe the GTK# bindings are alive and well and are about to issue a
> release. However if that is true then the developers have a lot of room
> for
> improvement with there communications.
> Sincerely,
> Daniel Hughes
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