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

Petr Bena benapetr at gmail.com
Tue May 7 17:36:51 UTC 2013


What does it mean? Is GTK# going to be supported in future? I am
afraid it will die and get replaced by xwt or something like that :(
(if that is a case, I hope that mono developers make it really easy to
convert existing gtk# application to xwt, by calling the controls same
and properties as well, as rewriting the whole GUI of huge app is a
lot of pointless work)

Also, you mentioned that monodevelop is using gtk#3 is there any guide
how to install and use it? I suppose that only way is to download the
sources and build it myself, which may not work in windows as it would
require the gtk3 libraries as well.

Thank you

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Ian Norton
<ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com> wrote:
> 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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