[Mono-dev] Why not NAnt?
charlie at nunit.com
Tue Aug 29 12:05:46 EDT 2006
> No one practically uses NAnt on cygwin (it is obvious as NAnt
> never supports cygwin-considered buid/installation system and
> no one complained about that).
> Considering that there are many many additional things that
> depends on make like standalone tests, there is no better
> development environment than cygwin on Windows.
> Having build depencency just for dogfooding isn't a good idea.
> Every time the build got broken somehow, it will mess every
> hackers until the problem goes away. Have you joined the
> development and tasted that pain?
Are you making this statement with regard to building Mono or
applications that run on Mono?
If it's the first, I agree. For applications, it seems as if
standardizing on NAnt is a valid choice to be made by the
application developers and might even be a preferred choice
since it allows one build to work on all platforms.
Or am I missing some issue of deployment that NAnt cannot handle?
[BTW, I'm currently deciding how to deploy NUnitLite, so it's
a pretty central question for me.]
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