[Mono-dev] What about the Windows setup of Mono?
kornelpal at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 28 18:50:13 EDT 2005
I had a look at the script.:)
Some notes about .a and other files not required to run Mono:
I don't think that there is a need to link to Mono libraries. But a lot of
people are using glib and other dependencies that come with the installer to
build Mono on cygwing as it is easier to use that version than building from
scratch. So .pc and other files required to use it should be retained.
Linux version and Windows version installed using cygwin works without
setting environment variables so I don't think there is a need to wrap
mono.exe (and any other native executable) using a .bat. Of course using
.bat files for managed executables is required. And if I use Windows version
that comes with installer without unnecessary .bat files by copying .exe-s
from lib to bin there are no problems.
As only one mono.exe is accessible using PATH at a time I don't see any
reason to wrap mono.exe using .bat files and it don't affect side-by-side
versioning of Mono.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wade Berrier" <wberrier at novell.com>
To: "Kornél Pál" <kornelpal at hotmail.com>
Cc: <wberrier at ximian.com>; <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] What about the Windows setup of Mono?
> Take a look at svn for what I'm doing with the setup script:
> Specifically Mono_template.iss.
> The process I'm using is quite different than previous windows
> That being said, there will potentially be some unexpected surprises
> with the installers being built this way because the process is so
> different. Please extend your (as in the mono community) patience as we
> work through any problems that may (and probably will) come up.
> On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 23:58 +0200, Kornél Pál wrote:
>> These are good news.:)
>> May I have a look at the setup script before you build the installer?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Wade Berrier" <wberrier at novell.com>
>> To: <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:47 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] What about the Windows setup of Mono?
>> > Hi Kornél,
>> > I'm working on the windows installer and it should be finished shortly.
>> > I'm shooting for today but it may be tomorrow.
>> > The good news is that after I'm done automating it the installers will
>> > be released in parallel with the mono releases.
>> > Your suggestions are very much appreciated.
>> > I believe (Paco, correct me if I'm wrong) the reason Paco used batch
>> > files instead of setting up environment variables was so that multiple
>> > mono versions could be installed in parallel.
>> > I will look into packaging libgdiplus with the installer. I think
>> > that's a great idea.
>> > Wade
>> > On Wed, 2005-09-28 at 20:08 +0200, Kornél Pál wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >> Is anyone working on it? When will it be released?
>> >> Some suggestions:
>> >> I don't like to have bat files in bin directory while having
>> >> executables
>> >> in
>> >> lib directory. I think environment variables should be set in Windows
>> >> instead of using batch files. And I would like to have an option to
>> >> add
>> >> mono\bin directory to PATH.
>> >> Some others from the archive:
>> >> http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-devel-list/2005-September/014803.html
>> >> http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-devel-list/2005-September/014817.html
>> >> Kornél
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