[Mono-osx] Question for Mono/MAC artical
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at novell.com
Sat Dec 29 22:07:19 EST 2007
> Just to be clear, what do you consider the advantages of the new
> version not using X Serve for messages, rendering, etc?
This version is lighter because there is no need to run the X11 server,
and talks directly to the native windowing system.
* It is lighter, runtime-wise.
* It would be easier to integrate with other Carbon APIs if
the developer requires it.
* Opens the door for someone to use some kind of theme API
(I think its been discussed in the past, but back then there
were no options really).
* Avoids doing everything through X, so deeper integration will
> Geoff Norton <gnorton at novell.com> wrote:
> Its not GTK at all. X11.app is still required to be installed
> uses freetype2/fontconfig and I havn't written an atsui
> backend; nor
> do I have plans to. Patches as always are accepted)
> On 28-Dec-07, at 11:04 PM, Andrew Satori wrote:
> > But it doesn't. It's still GTK, just not dependant upon the
> > of X11.app
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> > On Dec 28, 2007, at 6:14 PM, Weyert de Boer wrote:
> >> Why not just say it now enables to leverage the native
> >> of
> >> MacOSX.
> >>> I have written this paragraph to explain the importiance
> of Winforms
> >>> without X server.
> >>> How many points did I get wrong?
> >>> One big addition for MAC fans is 1.2.6 includes a native
> >>> driver for OS X that allows Winforms based applications to
> >>> without
> >>> X server. The main reason this is such good news is that
> >>> significantly simplifies the instaltion of Mono on MACs.
> It also
> >>> removes a big dependency, and improves performance, along
> >>> increased compatablity, and gives an even better “MAC”
> feel to the
> >>> interface.
> >>> Simply the points are.
> >>> 1) Simplied install.
> >>> 2) Improved performance.
> >>> 3) Better MAC feel.
> >>> 4) increased compatablity.
> >>> Any other advantages I missed?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Dennis
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