[Mono-dev] gendarme: nant build files
curtis.wensley at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 04:02:10 EDT 2006
Why not use .net prebuild?
It can generate nant, vs2003, vs2005, monodevelop, and sharpdevelop
projects/solutions from a single xml definition. This cuts down maintenance
of project files quite tremendously. It is here:
This can be used during tarball creation or deployment to generate all the
necessary project files automatically.
On Monday 28 August 2006 14:39, Sebastien Pouliot wrote:
On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 23:13 +0200, Christian Birkl wrote:
> Since i'm a windows user (I don't believe I've said this loud) it is
> really hard for me to run the Makefile based build.
Using the Makefile should work using cygwin (and I can't believe I'm
suggesting cygwin to someone ;-)
> Also MonoDevelop is just available for *nis (last time i checked) so
> no chance for us windows developers to build gendarme out of the box.
> I get your point with the outdating - but currently as a windows
> developer you just get the source and need to manually create either
> VS projects or nant build files. By providing at least nant build
> files one may easier begin patching gendarme than without.
I understand this issue, which is why I'm open to a third build system.
But, like I said, I don't have any NAnt knowledge myself so someone else
needs to step up for it ;-)
Why ? because once this is in SVN/tarballs people will expect it to be
maintained (even if I write "use at your own risk" in the README).
> Since I'm not that involved in other projects - how do other handle
> this issue with "build files"?
I suspect they each build their own project file (e.g. in VS.NET) and
yes this is clearly inefficient.
Now one of my computers is a WinXP box with VS.NET 2005, so I may take
the time to create a VS.NET solution in the future as, somehow, it make
sense "test-wise" and commit it into SVN (if there is demand for it).
But I'm still open to a contributor-supported NAnt build ;-)
> 2006/8/28, Sebastien Pouliot <sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com>:
> Hello Christian,
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 22:47 +0200, Christian Birkl wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > attached a NAnt build file for build and running gendarme.
> Two things
> > bug me currently which should be corrected by someone who
> has more
> > experiences with nant build files:
> We already have 2 build systems (Makefile and MonoDevelop) for
> I don't mind adding a third one, but I don't want to maintain
> it ;-)
> Will you maintain it ? (*)
> (*) which also means that it will get deleted if it gets
> outdated and
> not updated for a while (i.e. after I get angry few emails
> about it ;-)
> > - Mono.Cecil location must be specified as property (a
> dynamic lookup
> > in gac/pkg-config would be nice)
> > - same with nunit.framework if you want to run the unit
> I don't know much about NAnt myself. Maybe Gert could help you
> with this ?
> p.s. let fix those issues before committing the build file (as
> *really* want running the unit tests to be as easy as
> Sebastien Pouliot <sebastien at ximian.com>
> Blog: http://pages.infinit.net/ctech/
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