[Mono-dev] Some MSBuild porting progress
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at xamarin.com
Fri Mar 27 19:48:41 UTC 2015
I was under the impression that there were different versions of the
But I guess we implement the right one?
My main concern was not breaking MonoDevelop, so if we do not break it, we
should be fine.
Let me know when you think you are ready, and we should incorporate MSBuild
into Mono's current build setup.
On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 3:31 PM, Lluis Sanchez <lluis at xamarin.com> wrote:
> El 27/03/2015, a les 19:41, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> va
> Hello Lluis,
> I think once we are happy with msbuild, that we should build msbuild as
> part of the standard Mono build process and ship the resulting libraries
> and script.
> My only concern is whether the public API surface that msbuild has is able
> to replace the assemblies that we currently install on the GAC.
> Yes, it does. The assemblies are Microsoft.Build,
> Microsoft.Build.Framework, Microsoft.Build.Tasks and
> Microsoft.Build.Utilities. We have partial implementations of those in
> Mono. The msbuild repo fully implements all of them.
> We can also use the .targets files included in the msbuild repo. I’ve been
> able to mostly build MD using the new libraries and using both Mono’s
> targets files and MS’s targets files. There are a few issues in both cases
> that should not be hard to fix.
> If it does, then we can get rid of our implementation, if not, we might
> have to keep both around until we get everyone out of the xbuild
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Lluis Sanchez <lluis at xamarin.com> wrote:
>> There is a new xplat branch in the msbuild repo with many fixes to make
>> it work on Mono. I’ve been doing additional fixes and I could make it work
>> to build the MonoDevelop solution (some Exec tasks are failing though, due
>> to missing path conversions). I posted my fixes as PRs to the main repo,
>> and I keep a branch with all of them in my own repo (
>> What’s the plan for integrating it into Mono?
>> El 19/03/2015, a les 20:40, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> va
>> Hey guys,
>> I used the work from Alex to get started, and did some work on my own.
>> I posted all the patches to github.com/mono/msbuild
>> When using it to bootstrap building itself, it is not breaking at
>> invoking NuGet.
>> I am out of the office until next week, so I think this is as far I will
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