[Mono-dev] Current 'xbuild' status
skolima at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 11:28:25 EST 2009
using today's svn version, .proj file generated with "set
[mono] ~/mono_svn/EVEMon @ xbuild EVEMonCSharp.sln.proj
XBuild Engine Version 0.1
Mono, Version 188.8.131.52
Copyright (C) Marek Sieradzki 2005. All rights reserved.
MSBUILD: error MSBUILD0000:
/root/mono_svn/EVEMon/EVEMonCSharp.sln.proj: Could not load file or
assembly 'Microsoft.Build.Tasks.v3.5' or one of its dependencies. The
system cannot find the file specified.
(project is EVEMon, from svn://evemon.battleclinic.com/EVEMon/EVEMon/trunk)
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Ankit Jain <radical at gmail.com> wrote:
> xbuild (svn) can't directly handle .sln files right now. But it can
> build the temporary .proj that msbuild
> generates for .sln files.
> We can build the .sln.proj with multiple projects. Its not
> complete yet though.
> Currently, it generates the resources, satellite assemblies,
> resolves gac/assembly references, compiles, but doesn't deploy
> the referenced assemblies etc to the right location. But most of
> this will be work in the .targets .
> It should be easy to write a sln-> proj convertor.
> List of msbuild features from msdn (
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171452.aspx )
> • Items
> ∘ Supported. These are used all over the place, so seems to work
> fine for current test cases
> • Properties
> ∘ Likewise
> • Targets
> ∘ Implemented
> ∘ Including dependency checking, in the form of input/output list,
> "DependsOnTargets" etc
> • Tasks
> ∘ Implemented
> ∘ Most of the functionality in msbuild files are based on using
> tasks. Custom tasks can be loaded
> • Advanced Concepts
> ∘ Logging
> ‣ Implemented. But its not being used throughout the system
> right now to report errors/warnings.
> ∘ Batching ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171473(VS.80).aspx )
> ‣ Very important feature
> ‣ Both task and target batching have been implemented, and seem
> to be working fine
> ∘ Transforms ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171476.aspx )
> ‣ Supported
> ∘ Using multiple processors (
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383805.aspx )
> ‣ Nothing has been done for this yet
> • Building for Specific .NET Frameworks (
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb397456.aspx )
> ∘ I've added some preliminary support for TargetFramework* stuff,
> but this will need more work
> ∘ Similar work done in monodevelop should prove useful here
> • Others
> ∘ Project references, assembly, gac references are resolved
> ‣ I committed kinda preliminary code for this, which works fine
> in the simple test cases (eg. pdn3) that I tried
> Ofcourse, most of this hasn't been tested extensively. I try to write
> reasonable number of tests for the stuff
> that I'm touching, but real testing would happen once the targets
> files are more complete and we try real
> world projects.
> Would be nice to start trying this out and get feedback/bug reports :)
> I'll be on vacation till end of next week, but will try to reply to mails.
> Blog : http://www.ankitjain.org/blog
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