[Gtk-sharp-list] GTK# Vs. System.Windows.Forms (Want reasons as to why GTK# is better)

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Sun Jun 26 15:58:57 EDT 2005


> I'm trying to convince a project-manager as to why I should keep
> working on GTK# as the UI rather than System.Windows.Forms.
> The project is a GUI for a C# BitTorrent client library [it intends
> to have mutliple-torrents, easy sharing, easy searching via RSS Feeds].
> The main kill is the additional 5MB dependency to a < 1 MB set [at
> most, since its all in .Net and tends to be small]. (if its possible
> to shrink down that size, that'd be great.. I'll try compressing all
>  the native libaries with UPX and trimming language stuff out.)
> I've been trying to think up solid reasons as to why GTK# is better,
> but since S.W.F. is plowing ahead in Mono... cross-platform is
> lozing its ground in that matter.

You might want to read:


In addition, for Linux deployment, here are a few extras:

	* You get accessibility (and external scriptability through it).

	* It is more mature, S.W.F is making a lot of progress, but will
	  take some time to mature.

Your manager is right in that the download against S.W.F will be


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