[Mono-winforms-list] [Gtk-sharp-list] Gtk# or Mono Winforms for Linux-only project

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien at ximian.com
Sat Nov 1 10:23:04 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 03:50 -0700, Tynar wrote:
> It depends on what distros are you going to port. I mean mono with winforms
> works perfect on SuSE but on other Unix like distros I can't say that,
> because libgdiplus is built with many dependencies like cairo, pango.

Your wrong. libgdiplus does has no dependency on cairo since it bundle
its own copy and none on pango*. 

        * don't confuse the UNSUPPORTED _options_ in libgdiplus about
        using the system cairo and pango as dependencies.

Other dependencies are optional (for the image codecs: PNG, JPEG, GIF,
TIFF and EXIF) but without them a lot of winforms apps won't work.

>  On
> GTK# can be the great solution for your GUI applications. I see many
> softwares running on GTK on many cross platforms, i.e. firefox.

In this I agree. If you don't target Windows you'll get nicer
results (and a nice UI designer) using Gtk#.


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