[Mono-list] Cross-Platform GUI Tookit

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 03:30:07 UTC 2014

Thanks for the correction, I must have been looking in the wrong place.

It should be noted that Xamarin are moving away from using Xwt for
Xamarin Studio Miguel De Icaza stated this in the dotnet foundation


Here is a direct quote:
What we found with Xamarin Studio is that this works, but our users
want native experiences. This means that even if our "Entry" was
native, we could not really do or express everything that is possible
on each platform with a particular entry (color, font, text attribute
ranges, handling non-contiguous selections, accessibility and so on).

We wanted to be able to leverage everything a native platform did.

So new Xamarin Studios are moving away from Xwt, and we are moving
into an MVVM world, where bits of code are 100% shared, but we write
three independent UIs for everything.

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Edward Ned Harvey (mono)
<edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com> wrote:
>> From: Daniel Hughes [mailto:trampster at gmail.com]
>> Xwt is immature, has limited widget support, Is largely unproven
>> (nothing is using it, except maybe a very little in MonoDevelop) and
>> is abandoned (no commits for 11 months)
> Wait now - I can't comment on it being immature, or limited widget support or unproven...
> But I see regular commits at least a few every other week.  It might not be a LOT of activity, but calling it "abandoned" might not be fair, and saying no commits for 11 months is definitely inaccurate.
> Maybe you were looking at an old svn repo or something?  The current source is here:
> https://github.com/mono/xwt/commits/master

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