[Mono-osx] Question for Mono/MAC artical
gnorton at novell.com
Sun Dec 30 17:47:36 EST 2007
On 29-Dec-07, at 10:07 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> This version is lighter because there is no need to run the X11
> and talks directly to the native windowing system.
> This means:
> * It is lighter, runtime-wise.
> * It would be easier to integrate with other Carbon APIs if
> the developer requires it.
> * Opens the door for someone to use some kind of theme API
> (I think its been discussed in the past, but back then there
> were no options really).
In fact I cooked up a demo of this at the summit that I can provide
for anyone so interested in working on this.
> * Avoids doing everything through X, so deeper integration will
> be possible.
Apples X11 implementation has poor clipboard / drag n drop support in
specific, where we will integrate directly with the apple supported
apis. As well as integration with the rest of the OS in terms of dock
icons, apple+tab; expose, etc etc etc
I'm sure there's more that I'm not thinking of right now, but miguel
covered most of it.
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