Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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RE[7]: Good news for HTML5 ...
by ephracis on Sat 30th Oct 2010 16:04 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Good news for HTML5 ..."
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

Right, unless you absolutely want to use C instead of C++.

Yeah, but what about C#? I know Gtk has Mono and Gtk# but what's the status of QtSharp or Qyoto/Kimono? How are they coming along?

Anyway, I won't get doing the Linux version this year so I'll wait and see what approach I will take. But if Qt can give me what I need then maybe I will use only that. ;)

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Yeah, but what about C#? I know Gtk has Mono and Gtk# but what's the status of QtSharp or Qyoto/Kimono? How are they coming along?


Richard Dale is an osnews regular, if he pops up he can comment in detail.

That said, you don't really need C# bindings as "training wheels" to enjoy Qt programming - the code reads out basically the same in C++, due to memory management facilities provided by Qt itself (QObject hierarchy, implicit sharing).

With C++, you get the best tooling support (Nokia Qt SDK/Qt Creator). I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience. I'd go as far as to recommend C++ for beginners instead of various bindings for "easier" languages (Python, C#) for the sake of tooling alone.

But if Qt can give me what I need then maybe I will use only that. ;)


That would be the logical route to take.

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Problem is: my project is written in C# and I don't want to rewrite it in C++. ;)

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