[sword-devel] .Net/C# and Sword

Daniel Glassey dglassey at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 07:55:58 MST 2006

On 20/01/06, Jason Turner <lefticus at gmail.com> wrote:
> I will positively make sure of two things:
> 1) No win32 specific calls
> 2) Logic and UI separate


> However, I am going to use WIndows.Forms and the "WebBrowser"
> interface. I know from having had Biblestudy source publicly available
> for almost 3 years now that it is very difficult to get people
> interested in contributing when there is a high barrier to entry or a
> steep learning curve. I'm sure that the BibleCS guys appreciate this
> as well. To be honest, the main reason I started on Biblestudy instead
> of working on BibleCS was because I had no experience with Borland's
> tools, didn't want to pay for Borland's tools (I believe this was
> right before the free versions were released) and didn't have any
> interest in learning Borland's tools.
> There are probably literally MILLIONS more people that already know
> the Windows.Forms API's than know GTK#.

Yep, I understand that. The important thing is to make it easy for
people to contribute. If we can get a system that easily converts
SWF<->Gtk# etc then we get the best of both worlds.

> That being said, I don't like Microsoft, thier operating system or
> thier business practices (I have read every book on them that I have
> gotten my hands on). Which is why points 1 & 2 at the top are
> important. It should be easy for someone to come along and make a GTK#
> interface, if they want to. Also tho, (the timing of this is
> impeccable) on January 13th, the mono project released 1.1.13 with
> "Vastly upgraded Windows.Forms implementation" I will do my best to
> make sure that whatever I implement stays compatible with thier
> Windows.Forms implementation.


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