[Mono-winforms-list] Windows Forms is crucial for the futuresuccess

Victor Vatamanescu victor.vatamanescu@hqsoftware.ro
Wed, 28 Jul 2004 11:23:56 -0700


I am also giving a serious thought about proposing Infragistics to make
their control suite available on Linux. If someone wants to go further
please count on me and my company for this effort.

Victor Vatamanescu-Hanga
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Maltes" <dan@astusa.com>
To: <mono-winforms-list@lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 2:17 PM
Subject: RE: [Mono-winforms-list] Windows Forms is crucial for the

> That's great news, thank you Jackson.  Since you are looking for possible
> quirky behavior of SWF controls, I'm thinking perhaps some test cases that
> override the OnPaint method for persistence testing would be good.  What
> would also be nice is to get a major control vendor, like Infragistics, to
> assign mono a liason to do some control testing with their code.  Or maybe
> they could give you guys a compilmentry source license for testing? ;-)
> mono could eventually run the NetAdvtantage Suite that would sure be
> impressive.  It would mean even more sales for Infragistics by opening up
> the linux desktop to their .NET controls and a great suite of controls for
> us developers to use.  Couldn't hurt for you guys to contact them.
> -Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-winforms-list-admin@lists.ximian.com
> [mailto:mono-winforms-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Jackson
> Harper
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 1:57 PM
> To: Mark Gimelfarb
> Cc: mono-winforms-list@lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-winforms-list] Windows Forms is crucial for the
> futuresuccess
> On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 08:57, Mark Gimelfarb wrote:
> > nothing will happen with it until the re-write happens (which is in
> > progress, AFAIU).
>   The new rewrite has begun but it is more of an archetictural stage right
> now. It will be in full swing next week, and a considerable amount of
> will go into it. There will be more Novell developers working on winforms
> then any other component of Mono. So I would expect it to be useable very
> shortly.
> >  I would like to help, if
> > I can, when the WinForms folks get to point when they've got something
> > to show and need help with.
>   You can help right now by developing small test cases on windows.
> Extremely simple forms with one or two controls that cover the gamut of a
> controls functionality. Having these test cases written before we develop
> control will save us test writing time and give us a nice blueprint for a
> controls functionality. If you are an experienced winforms developer try
> include or document any "strange" behavior a control may have that might
> be obvious to us when we begin developing the control. Obviously larger
> cases will also be useful, but a good set of small functional test cases
> will be extremely useful when developing SWF. Short of writing test cases
> just documenting any non obvious or poorly documented functionality would
> very useful.
> > As far as WinForms being the most important part of the project,
> > while I might be _partially_ with you on that one, I'm afraid that we
> > both are going to get flamed by the ASP.NET programmers out there :)
> > I'd like to avoid that, if possible. So, no flames, please, I'm not
> > making any claims to that effect here. :)
>   There is no single most important part of Mono. Mono is useful as a
> but how useful would a complete System.Windows.Forms implementation be
> without a corlib or runtime? And besides we all know the assembler is the
> most important part of Mono ;-).
> > I too, would like to run all my current WinForms projects under Mono
> > on Linux, and I also have to put all of them on hold, so I'm with you
> > on that one.
>   See above pieces on test cases. Also as we progress in the
> please test your applications on Mono as often as possible and file bug
> reports on any regressions or incorrect functionality, no matter how
> mundane.
> Thanks for the cheer-leading Mark, much appreciated, Jackson
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