[Mono-winforms-list] Winforms and OSX

Kelly Leahy kellyleahy@swbell.net
Wed, 1 Dec 2004 06:01:31 -0800 (PST)

My sentiments exactly.

BTW- Stefan: I was just trying to make sure I
understood what you were proposing, not necessarily
knocking it down.

For the record, I agree with Stefan, but I think the
first goal should be getting *something* working. 
Then we can go from there.  I have the feeling that
making the look and feel of the mac may not work with
the theme interface built into MWF, but we'll see when
we get there.


--- Peter Dennis Bartok <peter@novonyx.com> wrote:

> We can worry about looking like a Mac later. First
> things first. 
> System.Windows.Forms needs a driver for the Mac to
> support the windowing 
> system, and it needs a cairo driver that
> interoperates with the choice of 
> window system.
> Whether the controls look like Mac or Windows
> doesn't matter for that and 
> now. You can solve that later as part of the Theme
> interface. If you try to 
> have everything at once you will not get off the
> ground.
> Let's keep it as simple as possible. Once we are
> running SWF apps on the Mac 
> we can worry about them not looking like Mac apps.
> Cheers,
>   Peter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Stefan Csomor" <csomor@advancedconcepts.ch>
> To: "'Kelly Leahy'" <kellyleahy@swbell.net>;
> "'Miguel de Icaza'" 
> <miguel@ximian.com>
> Cc: <andrew@castlesoft.com.au>;
> <Mono-winforms-list@lists.ximian.com>
> Date: 01 December, 2004 00:14
> Subject: RE: [Mono-winforms-list] Winforms and OSX
> >Hi
> >
> >I'm not in the position to give any directions, so
> don't let yourself be
> >confused, it is just an opinion.
> >
> >From what I understood Mono wants to stay as close
> as possible to the WM_
> >scheme. On the other hand, any application looking
> like windows would
> >definitely not be perceived as a 'mac' application,
> I can use VirtualPC for
> >that and have everything running nicely...
> >
> >There are of course several degrees for 'platform
> nativness' but I think
> >that having the platform look if possible, although
> not always the platform
> >feel, would be possible without breaking this
> approach, thus my suggestion
> >for HITheme drawing...
> >
> >Best,
> >
> >Stefan
> >