[Mono-winforms-list] Let us get this right..

Bob Smith bob@thestuff.net
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:48:14 -0500 (EST)

There is one other thing we should consider. By fully implementing SWF
and making it "cross platform" we are supporting it. That meens anyone
else who wants to be .NET compatable will need to support it as well. We
should consider the ramifications of supporting something like this.

On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Tom Potts wrote:

> To achieve the greatest cross platform continuity there should be (IMHO)
> something with SWF in it.
> My personal opinion on this is - at the moment I dont care what it is so
> long as I can get a decent mono IDE  on Linux and really start hacking.
> Some people think it should be built on GTK# which is still a bit dynamic
> and getting larger than mono by the minute...
> There seems to be the thought that SWF has some wierd tricks whick make it
> hard to run in non W$ but GTK has got round this problem.
> Rather than burden (potentially) mono with a possibly overblown emulation is
> it not possible to isolate the 'W$ event queue' (# this from GTK??) and
> write an SWF using SD.
> I'm not sure of the legal ramifications of this as SWF is not a standard??
> There is a move by the #Develop  to port that to linux and it may be worth
> thinking about building whatever is necessary to get that working under X11?
> If you can put MicroWindows in 64k ........
> Tom
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