[Mono-winforms-list] Winforms on OSX

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Thu Oct 23 11:11:26 EDT 2008

I think it has to be installed to run winforms apps because we still use 
a few pieces out of it.  However, you do not need to actually start an 
X11 terminal window to run apps.  Just having it installed is enough.


FrankyDM wrote:
> Thanks for that info Jonathan.
> I'm a bit puzzled now, as to why the current 2.0 OSX download page still
> says:
> "Gtk# and System.Windows.Forms applications require X11. Installing on a
> machine without X11 installed will result in errors during install, and
> these components will not function correctly."
> Does this mean that only the installer requires X11?
> Thanks
> Franky
> Jonathan Pobst wrote:
>> The old non-native driver required you to install X11 and run your 
>> application using X11.  The native driver uses native OSX libraries and 
>> does not require you to run X11.
>> Jonathan

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