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

Chris Ridd chris.ridd@isode.com
Sun, 26 Sep 2004 18:25:33 +0100

On 26/9/04 5:56 pm, John D. Hardin <jhardin@impsec.org> wrote:

> 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.

Have you all taken a look at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix/>, which
is MS's open sourced installer toolkit? It doesn't require too much in terms
of development skills to use, so get stuck in!