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[8]: Good news for HTML5 ...
by vivainio on Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:51 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Good news for HTML5 ..."
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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RE[10]: Good news for HTML5 ...
by _txf_ on Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:51 in reply to "RE[9]: Good news for HTML5 ..."
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Depending on how many of the .net libraries you used, you might have to write the app again.

If you did consider it's portability then it might run under mono. Then you're limited to using it on systems with the mono runtime installed and using the gtk# bindings for the UI.

I don't quite know how Qymono interacts with Qt and/or mono or if it is more like vala (I don't know of any app that uses Qymono).

Edited 2010-10-30 18:52 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

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


Ok, investigating the bindings makes sense in that case.

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