[Gtk-sharp-list] gtk# on microsoft's .net

John D. Hardin jhardin@impsec.org
Sun, 26 Sep 2004 09:56:45 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004, Zak wrote:

> John D. Hardin <jhardin@impsec.org> wrote:
> > Ideally I want to be able to ship my app and the GTK# runtime
> > install set to someone who only has the .NET runtimes, and not force
> > them to also install a development environment, whether .NET or mono.
> > 
> > Is this possible?
> I would also like to know if this is possible.  Please let the list
> know if you find a solution!

Unfortunately I'm not the one packaging the Windows runtime
libraries... :) Sadly I don't have the time or familiarity with
development on Windows to do more than complain - sorry, everybody! I 
know how irritating that is. (I can help out by testing... :)

I'm being a burr under the saddle on this because I think that option
really needs to be available. We need to be able to ship a single,
simple GTK# runtime installer that will work alongside the existing
.NET runtimes from MS without forcing the end user to install and
configure anything else, like Mono or a .NET development environment.

If we really want Mono to be a viable alternative to MS .NET, we as a
community need to be able to ship usable, easy-to-install applications
to non-technical end users on *either* platform.

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