[Mono-list] Cross-Platform GUI Tookit

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 03:40:30 UTC 2014

I would be interested in how Xamarin plans to use MVVM with GTK and Cocoa.

Will this be a similar approach to MVVMCross which adds binding
support to Android and IOS such that the models can be shared accross

I see that MVVMCross already has support for WPF and Mac which just leaves GTK.

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Daniel Hughes <trampster at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> forums.
> http://forums.dotnetfoundation.org/t/will-the-windows-only-library-get-open-sourced-too/307/6
> 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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