[SailfishDevel] Announcing "Mono for Sailfish"

Bob Summerwill bob at summerwill.net
Fri Aug 22 09:50:10 UTC 2014


Correction ..

"I would love to see a teenager in a poor country getting his first
computer (probably a smartphone) and being able to build and sell C#
applications using just that device to SELL to rich Westerners."


On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:48 AM, Bob Summerwill <bob at summerwill.net> wrote:

> + Damien and Dimitar.
>
> Thanks for the links, info and suggestions!
>
> Yes, Sailfish is just one of N platforms where Qt/QML+Mono will be useful.
>   The appeal of Sailfish for the initial development is that it lets us hit
> a mobile platform where Qt is the standard (and only?) UI technology.
>
> Qt for Tizen is great, but applications using Qt have been rejected from
> the Tizen Store.   That will be moot if Tizen mobile devices never make it
> to market anyway, but will be problematic as-and-when the platform
> succeeds.   You can still do Qt on Intel NUC and other
> non-Samsung-controlled Tizen devices, but it's still a problem.     No such
> problem on Sailfish.
>
> I would love to bring Qt/QML+Mono to all platforms.
>
> Contributions, collaboration and assistance would be gratefully welcomed.
>    Mono for Sailfish is not a commercial enterprise.   It's a labor of
> love, because I want to use C# on these emerging mobile Linux platforms
> (including wearable and IoT).    I don't believe that OSes or low-level
> technologies like programming languages should be proprietary.   It just
> stifles innovation and is an unfair barrier to entry for programmers in the
> developing markets.   It is just yet another "moat" for the status quo.
>
> I would love to see a teenager in a poor country getting his first
> computer (probably a smartphone) and being able to build and sell C#
> applications using just that device to see to rich Westerners.
>
> The next 2 billion smartphone customers?   Boring.   Think about the next
> million mobile DEVELOPERS, all incentivized and enabled to rip apart the
> complacent corporate status quo with disruptive and revolutionary
> applications.    Bring it on.    I think that's the most interesting
> opportunity for mobile Linux.    That, and the possibility of crowd-funded
> "indie" mobile and wearable hardware.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Bob
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 2:31 AM, Tomasz Sterna <tomek at xiaoka.com> wrote:
>
>> Dnia 2014-08-22, pią o godzinie 12:12 +0300, Ville M. Vainio pisze:
>> > Better path than QtSharp would be just creating a QML bridge to Mono,
>> > i.e. instantiate a QML runtime and make Mono talk with it.
>>
>> This is how Go-QML [1] does it.
>> You don't need the whole Qt wrapped, just the QML engine - the rest
>> should be native app interfacing to QML in place of Qt/C++ app.
>>
>> [1] https://github.com/go-qml/qml
>>
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