Joe starts polling to see what people want to talk about. Most seem to be interest the libraries for Mono (being that they also work on Windows/.NET. So, Joe starts talking about libraries for/from Mono.
- Mono.Cecil. For all your reflecting and assembly modification needs.
- Mono.Addins. I've been looking at this off and on today, and I have to admit it looks pretty intriguing
- Mono.Rocks: Handy extension methods.
- Mono.Zeroconf: Zero configuration networking library
- DBus#: A C# implementation of D-Bus.
- MonoCurses: An API for console based applications
- GTK# vs Windows:
- My suggestion is to consider the target environment. If you targeting Windows, stick with WinForms. If you're targetting Linux/Mac, go with GTK#.
- Another issue that might influence your decision is that the documentation for GTK# is pretty sketchy, not very good.
- IOMap. Turning this flag on, will help you with some of the cross-platform development issues. This is a portable library that will help resolve things like directory seperators, case sensitivity in paths, and that sort of thing.
A short session, which isn't bad. Gives me a chance to float around to check out some other things.