[Mono-list] GTKsharp 3

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Tue Sep 11 15:21:20 UTC 2012

There is this one that is being developed https://github.com/mono/xwt
and will be the foundation of MonoDevelop in the future from what I

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM, 殷启聪 <seamlikok at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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