[Mono-osx] Question for Mono/MAC artical

Dennis Hayes dennisdotnet at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 23:55:08 EST 2007

Just to be clear, what do you consider the advantages of the new version not using X Serve for messages, rendering, etc?

Geoff Norton <gnorton at novell.com> wrote:
  Its not GTK at all. X11.app is still required to be installed (gdi+ 
uses freetype2/fontconfig and I havn't written an atsui backend; nor 
do I have plans to. Patches as always are accepted)


On 28-Dec-07, at 11:04 PM, Andrew Satori wrote:

> But it doesn't. It's still GTK, just not dependant upon the overhead
> of X11.app
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> On Dec 28, 2007, at 6:14 PM, Weyert de Boer wrote:
>> Why not just say it now enables to leverage the native look-and-feel
>> of
>> MacOSX.
>>> I have written this paragraph to explain the importiance of Winforms
>>> without X server.
>>> How many points did I get wrong?
>>> One big addition for MAC fans is 1.2.6 includes a native Winforms
>>> driver for OS X that allows Winforms based applications to run
>>> without
>>> X server. The main reason this is such good news is that it
>>> significantly simplifies the instaltion of Mono on MACs. It also
>>> removes a big dependency, and improves performance, along with
>>> increased compatablity, and gives an even better “MAC” feel to the
>>> interface.
>>> Simply the points are.
>>> 1) Simplied install.
>>> 2) Improved performance.
>>> 3) Better MAC feel.
>>> 4) increased compatablity.
>>> Any other advantages I missed?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Dennis
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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