posted the update on our Windows.Forms 2.0 work.
Some interesting points from his blog entry:
- We are now API complete, which means that our
public API is exactly the same as .Net's (all 12,776
- The first check-in to our current Winforms
implementation was on July 8th, 2004. It took 4
years to get here, and 6,434 individual SVN commits.
- The toolkit is made up of 115k lines of code.
- We currently have three backends: X11, OSX and
- There is a Google Summer of Code effort to improve
our theming and OS integration this summer.
- Winforms 2.0 will also debut support for XIM to
allow input for CJK character sets.
- We have a nice binding to Gecko as our
implementation for WebControl which we started last
year (currently we are limited to Gecko on X11 though,
no Mac support yet for this WebControl).
- The Desktop team at Novell is adding UI Automation
and accessibility support to Windows.Forms
integrating it with Gnome's ATK. They have a full
team dedicated to that goal.
- R-to-L support: It is not an priority for us at
this point, but it would be nice if someone with RtoL
needs were to complete the work that Sebastien did
Pango inside GDI+.
Winforms 2.0 was the last piece of code holding off the
Mono 2.0 release. We anticipate that there will be bugs, so
we want to encourage folks to
submit their bug
reports and to evaluate the portability of their sofwtare
using our Mono
Migration Analyzer tool.
Congratulations to the Winforms team, and everyone that
provided bug reports, test cases, contributed code, tested and
worked with us to bring it to where it is today.