[Mono-osx] General cross-platform issues and considerations

Andrew Brehm ajbrehm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 07:53:24 EDT 2009

The original implementation of Windows Forms for Mac OS X was based on X11.
They moved it to Carbon. I don't think it's very usable although it is
technically working.

The X11 version can still be used, I think, with some kind of parameter for

matteot wrote:
> Does anybody knows of windows.forms apps running on osx at the moment
> ?   In my opinion, a part from the left-to-right issue, the mono
> Windows.Form  implementation is very good on Linux and it is a good
> option for porting windows apps, but to me it performs very bad on OS
> X now and make apps unusable.
> Given that the WF on OSX problems are mostly related to the carbon
> driver, anyone has taken in consideration the option of providing a
> X11 version of Managed Windows Form  by pathching the X11 linux
> driver, given that X11 must be present in any case? at least until a
> working native driver will be written?
> May be this an option? have already be taken into consideration ?
> (sorry to repeat if this is the case)

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