[Mono-osx] Is native look on OS X possible?
mono-osx at iaincollins.com
Wed Feb 11 07:36:43 EST 2009
On 11 Feb 2009, at 09:22, Joanna Carter wrote:
> Now all we have to do, to get our application to run as a native Mac
> app, is to write a small hierarchy of generic "Interactor" classes for
> the different types of controls, design the forms in Interface
> and use Delphi Prism to link the C# business classes to an authentic
> Cocoa UI experience.
When I first saw mention of Delphi in this this thread I thought
"That's crazy, why is someone going off topic and mentioning
Delphi?" (and I think I wasn't alone in thinking that :-) but looking
at Delphi Prism it makes more more sense.
I wonder if you - or another user of Prism - could clarify a few
things about how you use it in practice for Mono/Mac OS X development
- these questions sound a bit like shill marketing questions for
Delphi Prism but I'm genuinely interested to know more about it if it
can stream line my cross platform Mono development, and I figure
others might be too.
- Do you use Delphi Prism to develop all your Mono applications in, or
just when it comes to building/rolling out Mac OS X versions?
- Do you think it offers a particularly well integrated solution for
Mono/Mac OS X development?
For example, I have used a range of IDE's and editors from Visual
Studio in VMware, to Eclipse and TextMate on Mac OS X. Can you really
do everything in just Delphi Prism (& Interface Builder), or do you
still end up having to do a bit of fudging to glue things together?
- Lastly, it looks like Prisim is 'just' a nicely packaged up set of
free tools (such as Mono) and a compiler in a Visual Studio shell.
This isn't a necessarily a bad thing, it's not that expensive for a
professional licenses and I could see it saving a lot of time and
effort - and making things easy for developers who are not already
familiar with Mono or Mac development to work on .NET/Mono projects.
Do you feel there is a significant benefit to using Prism over using
existing free tools (e.g. like Mono Develop)? If there are particular
features you like I'd be really interested to hear about them.
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