[Mono-devel-list] Building Mono on Windows

Nathan Neitzke neitz33a at erau.edu
Thu Aug 12 07:59:54 EDT 2004

I am pretty familiar with MSBuild since I received a beta copy at the
Microsoft PDC 2003.  It is a very nice build system.

I had actually considered doing exactly what you guys suggested.  However, I
don't believe the NAnt route is a waste of time.  Why?  Because if you read
the MS documentation for MSBuild - it says that it is extremely similar to
NAnt; and it is!

So I decided that instead of biting off something so big, why not use the
tools that were already available and get something done quickly.

However, if you guys are going to implement an MSBuild system I would be
more than willing to help in any way possible since any build file we use
would then be future proof (would work with Microsoft's future build tools,
not just Mono's implementation).

Take care!


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob.Tillie at Student.tUL.EDU [mailto:Rob.Tillie at Student.tUL.EDU] 
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 7:45 AM
To: marek.safar at seznam.cz; neitz33a at erau.edu
Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: RE: [Mono-devel-list] Building Mono on Windows

That is even a better option, I was thinking lately to start implement the
MSBuild namespaces. Anyone started this already?

-- Rob.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marek Safar [mailto:marek.safar at seznam.cz]
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:19 PM
> To: Nathan Neitzke
> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] Building Mono on Windows
> Hello Nathan,
> I think that is wasting of time.
> Because format of  Microsoft sln, csproj, vbproj files is totally
> different in the latest Visual Studio 2005. And is based on new
> Microsoft tool called msbuild (Microsoft clone of ant, nant, . ..).
> My suggestion is to focus on implementation this tool I ignore these
> "obsolete" formats. Especially when this tool is part of .NET 2.0 and
> became more and more important for us. We can be compatible with
> VS2002,VS2003 simply with the of Microsoft migration tool included in
> VS2005.
> Maybe someone have started implementation, but I am not sure.
> Marek
> > I am working on a new way to build Mono in windows utilizing Visual
> > Studio.NET.  My first task is to get it to build using a NAnt build
> > file which is coming along nicely.  Then, I am hoping to make an XSLT
> > transform to convert the NAnt build file into VS.NET solution &
> > project files.  The hardest part to this all is that instead of using
> > gcc to compile I am attempting to utilize cl.exe to produce a windows
> > dll with the mono runtime.
> >
> >
> >
> > Has anyone done any work in this area and have some
> > suggestions/comments that might be useful to me?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks much!
> >
> >
> >
> > Nathan**
> >
> >
> >
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