[Mono-osx] Using native Cocoa WebKit for System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser on Mac OS X
alexander.shulgin at yessoftware.com
Mon Jul 13 08:08:53 EDT 2009
Lee V. Andrus wrote:
> I have more free time, but not your expertise and daring with the Mono
> infrastructure. Perhaps we could come to some agreement on how to divide
> the work. We should start by adding a build option for it (perhaps
> --with-cocoa). That should make it easier to get our early work checked in
> as only people that ask for it would be subjected to it. Of course, we need
> to settle on a good C#-Cocoa bridge, one that the Mono-OSX community can
> accept as an dependency of Mono. My knowledge of the several bridges
> available consists of reading what others have written about them.
Thanks for your support.
I don't think I could get back to the matter in a while, but most
probably will give it another try in a month or two.
> According to Monobjc's documentation, it supports Cocoa classes NSStatusBar
> and NSStatusItem. I've read that Cocoa-sharp has not been maintained for
> some time. NObjective claims to support bidirectional exception
> translation. It includes a translator that uses info from Objective C
> Introspection to build or update a bridge for an whole framework at a time.
I have some experience with Monobjc and it works OK for me. Tried
mcocoa once, but didn't get past nib-files loading (but it's not needed
for WinForms). We can try all of them to make the best choice.
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