[Mono-list] What is current status of GTK#

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Tue May 7 14:36:45 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 03:28:30PM +0100, Petr Bena wrote:
> Hey, I already posted gtk-sharp-list but given that it's rather dead I
> don't expect any answer soon there.
> I am using gtk# as a primary graphical framework for at least 2 or
> more of my applications, but I haven't seen many updates recently.
> What is current development status? Is anyone working on it?
> Can we expect GTK# for gtk3 any time soon?

AIUI, monodevelop4 is built using a mixture of gtk#3 and xwt.

I don't think there is any stetic designer support for the gtk-3 flavor yet.
> I know that people are probably switching to wxt but I don't like it.

I know what you mean, for me the big hole is the lack of a multi-line text
entry box. I think it is a very good idea though and when using the GTK backend
I'm sure it is just as responsive as regular gtk#

> GTK is very small and leaves smaller memory footprint than WPF or
> WinForms even on windows and is significantly faster, so I would
> prefer to just stick with native
> GTK rather than some library that uses GTK on linux only.
> Thank you for reply
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