[Mono-osx] I want to help developing Mac Mono
Lee V. Andrus
landrus2 at by-rite.net
Fri May 15 17:06:45 EDT 2009
I would like to help in any way I can to advance the development of
Mono on Macintosh computers. I am particularly interested in helping
make the Mac more friendly to truly portable programming by creating a
variant of the standard libraries that use a native GUI API instead of
the klutzy X11 interface. I read some time back that Mono was moving
toward making the implementation of System.Windows.Form 100% C#
relying on System.Drawing for it graphic primitives instead of any
other graphics package, so that only System.Drawing needs to be
adapted to the host system. How is that coming along? I realize that
a variant of System.Drawing is still a big undertaking. I was hoping
that the work might be simplified by building on one of the existing
Cocoa wrappers, such as Cocoa#, Monobjc, mobjc, or NObjective.
Is someone doing something like this? If so, how can I contribute?
If not, how can I start a project for developing the variant of
System.Drawing that I described? Can I help the development of other
libraries I mentioned? Do you have any suggestions?
I am a Mac enthusiast and an experienced programmer with the resources
to develop and test programs on a PowerPC Mac running 10.4, an Intel
one running 10.5, and MS-Windows XP.
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