[Mono-list] GTKsharp 3

Ventsislav Mladenov ventsislav.mladenov at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 07:36:46 UTC 2012

Hi, you could check in KDE bindings mailing list - kde-bindings at kde.org
qt bindings are generated by tool called assemblygen - 

Here are the install instructions  - 

On 09/12/2012 12:59 PM, Daniel Hughes wrote:
> The link does not actually answer any of my questions.
> Who is working on it? Not answered, expect to say that some of the 
> banshee guys have contributed, doesn't tell me who is leading or drive 
> the effort, my guess is no one is.
> Where is the code? Not answered at all
> Where will it be released? Not answered, expect to say someone tried 
> it a while ago and it didn't work.
> All these other binding GUI projects are well and good but none of 
> them are released and packaged for Debian.
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Ventsislav Mladenov 
> <ventsislav.mladenov at gmail.com <mailto:ventsislav.mladenov at gmail.com>> 
> wrote:
>     Hi.
>        We should take a look of Qyoto project, Qt bindings are
>     generated automatically not like GTK's which had been created
>     manually. The mono team does not want to create a GTK 3 bindings
>     because everything has to be done from scratch again and this is a
>     lot of work.
>     On 09/11/2012 01:12 PM, 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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