[Mono-devel-list] Building Mono from cvs on Windows

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Tue Oct 14 06:27:12 EDT 2003


> These dependencies are also problematic on other platforms. I
> can't see cairo working on HPUX for example... indeed is it
> tied to XFree86 only? Also I actually presume if anyone
> is using Windows they wouldn't want an X based version.
> The immediate problem is the build system for the runtime doesn't
> easily support building subsets of libraries (without hacking
> the Makefiles).

Cairo should work without XFree86, you just need the Render and Xrender
packages to build it.

Cairo will also support Windows rendering (in fact, using GDI+ to do
part of the work).

We would like to know of problems people might be experiencing with
this, to tune the setup until its right.

> The next level problem is of course this precludes various modules
> running on a bunch of platforms which may or may not matter to you.

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