[Mono-winforms-list] Does X11 support imply Mac OSX support?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:35:25 -0400


> I'll quote from my status update:
> "The X11 driver has only been used/tested on Linux, due to lack of time and
> resources we haven't done anything on Solaris or Mac yet, maybe someone who
> reads this will feel compelled to volunteer :-)"
> In other words - we're not working on Mac support, due to lack of time and
> resources. I looked into it a bit, but I just can't find the time. If you
> would like to volunteer, I will be delighted as I would love to have Mac
> support. As for how to implement it, via X11 or natively, that is up to the
> implementor. AFAIK, it should be possible to run SWF as is on the Mac today,
> assuming that the DLL mapping tables are set up properly. (I remember
> hearing/reading something about needing translation from .so to .dylib or
> so)

The ideal situation I would think is to have a driver that uses
CoreGraphics directly so the app is native and does not require the user
to install X11 (X11 is not on the default installation in MacOS)