So i wasted yesterday trying to debug a binding that should be working but just doesn't. The C# code works, the C code works. One function just always returns false. I wish I knew how to use gdb better. Same thing with the vte-binding, it breaks in the managed/unmanaged boundary and I haven't yet figured out how to debug that very well.
Perl is so unreadable if you did not write it. Even when written by very smart people.
It's a tough choice to make, but we are fortunate to have 2 rather good choices with support from both groups (SD and gtksourceview). One thing is that the SourceEditor implementation is different enough from the SD TextEditor that adding the language bindings from SharpDevelop you have to port it instead of just copying it over and it works. Not terribly difficult but an area that being compatible would be nice.
update I fixed vte with two lines of metadata, which makes me feel really stupid. cvs up and try out the sample in gtk-sharp/samples/vte-test.exe