[MonoDevelop] Native Client

Andres G. Aragoneses knocte at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 06:10:20 EDT 2011

On 08/13/2011 10:34 PM, Stuart Johnson wrote:
> I have been quite excited about Native Client for a while now, after
> reading Mono could be made to run on it.
> The sort of desktop applications I write, dont really translate well
> into web based apps, so I turned to Silverlight which I have had a lot
> of success with. However I have been disappointed with it's uptake, and
> lack of mobile support.
> I looked upon Native Client as being the ideal replacement with the idea
> of being able to deploy real desktop applications via the web. But this
> dream didn't seem very likely, given its uptake prospects looked worse
> than Silverlights.
> However, some recent bits of news, has got me excited again.
> Google Chome will have Native Client installed as standard in the next
> release.
> Native Client will have plugins for other browsers.
> Google Plus is going to make use of Native Client for it's gaming (and
> we all know Google are going to be pushing this very hard when its
> launched).
> I wondered what others thought, in particular the opportunity it may
> have for Monodevelop in developing for Native Client?   QT has been
> ported to Native Client, but not GTK. So we could really do with better
> QT integration, or for GTK to be ported.

There are thousands of possibilities if we had GTK working on Google 
NaCl, MonoDevelop is just one of those. So if I were you I would rather 
bring this topic first to the gtk+ devel list (I would chime in myself).




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