Linked by ephracis on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 13:18 UTC
General Development This is a call out for help on creating a consistent and native feeling on Mac OS X and Linux. As I have never owned a Mac and haven't used Linux as my main OS for over 3 years I need the community of OSNews to help me do this.
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RE[4]: Use Qt4 library
by ephracis on Tue 24th Jan 2012 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Use Qt4 library"
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

Perhaps I might. But you have to consider the difference between Gnome 3 and LXDE for example. But I haven't used Gnome 3 or XFCE or LXDE very much. So perhaps someone here could tell me if there are any differences worth considering when creating a custom tailored GUI?

Maybe on Linux I will be able to create a Qt interface and a GTK interface and by that cover most popular DEs. E17 and Blackbox/Fluxbox will require their own interfaces though but I'm not even sure which C# bindings I should use in those environments.

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RE[5]: Use Qt4 library
by gfolkert on Tue 24th Jan 2012 14:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Use Qt4 library"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

{snip}... but I'm not even sure which C# bindings I should use in those environments.

Oh gosh. C#... Really?

I'm sorry. You have just told me what your coding style is and your selection of using C# is a horrible thing.

*YES* I know C# is the wave of the future. I've heard that from everything Microsoft over and over again.

Good luck when Microsoft decides to stop "ignoring" Mono on non-native Operating Systems. Yes, I realize they have a covenant... but its a decision. How many times has Microsoft become an "Indian giver".

Its just a matter of time until they overturn their decision to "not sue"... WTF is that anyway.

Dealing with Microsoft Technology on any front is a dance with the Devil on any terms, including on Windows.

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RE[6]: Use Qt4 library
by ephracis on Tue 24th Jan 2012 14:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Use Qt4 library"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Well their promise not to sue is in written form and on "alternative" platforms I will avoid the System.Windows namespace like the plague (since that part is not included in their license). That is good enough for me and I choose to be an opportunist. ;)

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