[Mono-devel-list] Mono CVS build requirements.

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Wed Oct 15 09:56:48 EDT 2003


> > Hello guys,
> > 
> >    Today the new System.Drawing code written by Alexandre has 
> > landed on
> > CVS.  This adds a new build dependency on 
> > Cairo(www.cairographics.org). 
> >    You can either get rpms (or src rpms) from:
> > 
> This adds many dependencies to Mono. Is it possible to
> make usage of this library configurable? No server based 
> application needs System.Drawing (or am I wrong?).
> I know I can remove it from the Makefiles but that seems 
> to be no clean way.

Modern server-based apps use System.Drawing, for example, consider web
sites that render graphics.  The same graphic components available
commercially for rendering on the screen can render to a bitmap
intended to be used for web applications.

Look at asp.net for various samples of System.Drawing apps.

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