[Mono-list] GTKsharp 3

殷启聪 seamlikok at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 15:19:20 UTC 2012

Why there's no any cross-platform GUI toolkit that's written natively
in C#? I'm tired of using bindings. Is it possible to develop a C# GUI
toolkit that's OpenGL accelerated (like WPF and Clutter),
cross-platform (like wxWidgets and Qt) and uses native widgets in
different desktop environment? Then GTK+, Qt etc. will be used as low
level components.
2012/9/11 Stifu <stifu at free.fr>:
> The most recent bit of news I've read about GTK# 3:
> http://mono.1490590.n4.nabble.com/Towards-GTK-3-0-tp4650597.html
> 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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