[MonoDevelop] Why MonoDevelop doesn't use GtkTextView/GtkSourceView?

Sébastien Wilmet swilmet at gnome.org
Fri Aug 22 21:01:42 UTC 2014


It seems that Mono.TextEditor is a reimplementation of GtkTextView and
GtkSourceView [1]. Are there good reasons for having written a new text
editor framework from scratch? Maybe the general code architecture and
API of GtkTextView was not suitable for MonoDevelop needs?

As a developer of GtkSourceView, I would be interested to know the
reasons. GtkTextView and GtkSourceView should be flexible enough for
every text editor and IDE.


[1] https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GtkSourceView

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