[Mono-winforms-list] WineLib or GTK#

Steven Edwards steven_ed4153@yahoo.com
Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:59:18 -0800 (PST)

You can configure wineserver to run as a daemon and just have it start from your rc.* scripts. I
think this is what RedHat does. 


--- "Tyler W. Wilson" <tyler.wilson@acm.org> wrote:
> Another 2 cents from me (another one that has done no coding, btw). When 
> I managed programmers, I would always reprimand them for what I am about 
> to discuss.
> I had never tried running Wine before, so I gave it a shot. I run Gentoo 
> Linux on a Thinkpad T23. Not a sluggish machine (unless I boot into XP). 
> Anyway, I tried running a few applications on my Windows partition. The 
> first thing that struck me was how long it took for the apps to start. 
> Is this a concern to anybody? Do we want the Hello World GUI SWF 
> application to start up the whole Wine machinery? Perhaps it goes faster 
> if it has already been started (perhaps the Mozilla quick-start approach 
> would work here).
> So my cote again would be to code now with WineLib to get everything up 
> and running, but during implementation think, design and code the SWF 
> implementation with the idea in mind that the underlying implementation 
> may be swapped at in the future. So as a previous poster said, we may 
> have a SWF/Qt, SWF/Wine or SWF/Gtk.
> Later,
> Tyler
> Matt Zyzik wrote:
> >>From tallying up all of your suggestions, it appears as if most are in
> >favor of implementing SWF with WineLib.
> >
> >I am also supporting the WineLib idea; and here are the reasons why:
> >
> >1. Microsoft never intended Windows.Forms to be cross-platform, which is
> >why ECMA-wise, SWF is not a part of the standard.
> >
> >2. If people are focusing on cross-platform apps, properly coding with
> >the Path class, skipping out on win32 api, not using windows registry...
> >they're probably going to use a cross-platform toolkit like GTK#
> >anyways.
> >
> >3. We want Mono to look like a solid framework; and supporting SWF 100%
> >is a VERY attractive feature.
> >
> >4. GTK# already exists as a separate GUI and placing chunks of it into
> >SWF would seem awkward.
> >
> >5. Implement WineLib would be a lot easier to reach a large percentage
> >of compatibility; a lot of code in Wine saves us the work.
> >
> >6. Parts of SWF classes in mono cvs appear to already have some WineLib
> >code in them.
> >
> >7. No concern should be attached to how everything would "look" when
> >implemented with WineLib because this can always be changed and I'm sure
> >the Wine people will be thinking about a native feel anyhow.
> >
> >
> >
> >All kidding aside though, reply with some thoughts.
> >
> >--Matt
> >
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