Mono -- does it really need X11?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Fri Feb 6 09:18:43 PST 2015

On Friday February 06 2015 11:33:22 Brandon Allbery wrote:

> The standard library includes the GUI components, and I don't think current
> versions make it very easy to split out just the C# compiler and basic
> libraries.

And I'd guess that C# doesn't make a lot of sense without being able to use GUI thingies.

However, Mono uses GTk2, no? And port:gtk2 can be built with +quartz which doesn't depend on X11 at all from what I can see.

However, gtk2+quartz and gtk2+x11 are currently incompatible, but that's probably not an issue for someone who apparently doesn't have any X11 ports installed at all.


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