[Mono-winforms-list] Carbon and 64 bit UI

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Mon Nov 5 15:07:58 EST 2007


  There are no plans to refactor the MWF native driver to a Cocoa
backend at this time.  There are a number of technical and non-technical
reasons for this.


On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 13:17 -0600, Brock Reeve wrote:
> I found out that Carbon 64-bit UI will not be supported in Leopard in
> favor of Cocoa. The current WindowsForms MacOSX port is entirely
> written in Carbon. Apple is obviosuly pushing everyone to Cocoa. It
> seems like the MacOSX port should use Cocoa for the windowing
> functions instead of Carbon because of the 64 bit issue. There is
> Cocoa# which could be leveraged. Leveraging Cocoa# would follow the
> "eating your own dogfood" approach making it more stable in the
> process. 
> I just subscribed to this list. Sorry if this might have been posted
> before. 
> Thoughts? 
> Brock 
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