Re: [gtk-osx-users] Dynamically loading GTK-OSX?

John Ralls wrote:

On Dec 24, 2015, at 9:34 AM, Kevin Layer <layer franz com> wrote:

John Ralls wrote:

On the other hand, if you can do that you can also create a Cocoa
GUI that will work better and be much more pleasing to your Mac

My understanding is that Xamarin did this while using GTK and that the
Cocoa layer is already in GTK.  Are there instructions for building

I don't know anything about Xamarin except that it's a company
which commercializes Mono. Mono is an open-source version of
Microsoft's .NET framework. 

Gtk has a quartz layer which uses a few Cocoa calls to implement
features where it's absolutely necessary. It's very much not a
"Cocoa Layer" and doesn't provide the same appearance or user
experience that a native implementation using Cocoa would. Mono has
a MonoMac add-on that I think replaces Gtk+ with Cocoa for Mono
development. Perhaps that's what you're thinking of.

Thanks for the explanation.

Instructions for what? Writing your application's GUI in Cocoa?

I thought there was real Cocoa under GTK and it was a matter of
building for it.  Thanks for setting me straight.


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