[Mono-osx] Is native look on OS X possible?

niknil niknil9000 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 06:29:52 EST 2009

Joanna Carter wrote:
> Unfortunately, you are looking for an unfindable Utopia. Mono is 
> certainly a cross platform framework, in as much as it provides a great 
> OO framework for the "business" code.

There seems to be a consensus about this, so I'll drop my OS X plans. My
project is too much of a niche application to motivate spending lots of time
making an OS X version of it.

I'll probably make a Linux version without too much effort though, since
Linux users are used to weird looking UIs anyway.

Joanna Carter wrote:
> I am guessing but, are you writing some or all your business logic in 
> the form units? If so, this would explain your disappointment with the 
> UI facilities provided by the Mono framework.

God forbid :-)! The logic and UI are separated. All the logic will be
written in F# code, while the UI stuff that can't be done in F# will be C#,
with some C++ thrown in where raw speed is needed (for example decompressing
and bitmap rotation).

I'm sure Delphi/Pascal has its advantages in some areas, but personally I
prefer languages and environments that are used by more people.

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