[Mono-devel-list] Mono on Windows Primer?

Craig Dayton cadayton at starband.net
Sun Aug 15 12:40:00 EDT 2004

Hi Franciso,

Thanks for the response and the pointers to other resources.  I'll check
them out carefully.

When I attempted to compile MSC (1.0.1) using VS .Net 2003, it errors with
unable to find 'cs.parser.cs'. Searching through the source distribution,
there is a file titled 'cs.parser.jay' but when renamed to the missing file
more errors are generated on the compulation.  I thought MSC was self
hosting which from my reading meant it should be able to compile itself.  I
didn't find any instructions on how to get MSC to compile itself without
resorting to installing cygwin or some other Unix based utilities.

Along with the problem above and the apparent problems with the components
installed from the Windows installer has lead me to believe there are some
issues to over come for the Windows environment.

Hopefully, the resources you've pointed out will guide me through the
process of compiling the various Mono components be it CLI or IDE method of
doing so.

Thanks Again, Craig

>-----Original Message-----
>From: mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com 
>[mailto:mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of 
>Francisco T. Martinez
>Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 04:00
>To: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com; mono-list mailing list
>Cc: Craig Dayton
>Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] Mono on Windows Primer?
>Craig Dayton wrote:
>>Now that I've installed Mono 1.0.1 on Windows using the installer 
>>package, its not apparent from the documentation on how to 
>start using 
>>Does anyone have Mono working on Windows?  If so, could you give me a 
>>kick start.
>>Thanks, Craig
>>Mono-devel-list mailing list
>>Mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com 
>For the most part developing applications and solutions for Mono in 
>Win32 is not that different if any than developing applications using 
>the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK.  In fact, a lot of the 
>samples in the 
>MS SDK should compile and build without much problems.
>There are some differences between both SDKs.  There are tools 
>in Mono that are none existent in the Microsoft SDK, for 
>example we use 
>mcs.exe as the C# compiler, we have monop which creates stdout 
>output of 
>the description of a given assembly.  Mono also has its own Global 
>Assembly Cache and this is not shared with the Microsoft GAC.
>There are also technologies that are very closely associated with Mono 
>and are just now becoming more common place in the Windows 
>world like is 
>the case for Gtk# a GUI toolkit based on GTK+ technology.
>The Microsoft Framework Class Library (FCL) does not include 
>some of the 
>great offerings that the Mono FCL has such as Mono.GetOptions or the 
>Novell.Directory.Ldap assembly.
>Thanks to contributors like Daniel Morgan, there has been a Mono 
>presence in the Win32 world even in earliest releases before 
>going 1.0.  
>However, Mono has seen a lot of use and development in OS 
>platforms like 
>Linux were developers are very comfortable with command line 
>and source code editing with text editors like vim and EMACS were the 
>majority of Windows business application development has 
>generally been 
>done in richer integrated development environments geared 
>towards rapid 
>application development.  In non Windows OS platforms there has also 
>been a proliferation of IDE development such as MonoDevelop 
>(an awesome 
>community led IDE) and Eclipse enrich with C# plug-ins.
>There is a recent push to mature or rather enhance the Mono 
>experience for those programmers using Microsoft Windows as their OS.  
>There are now projects to generate Makefiles from Visual Studio C# 
>solutions and projects or create mirror solutions and/or projects for 
>MonoDevelop, Microsoft Help 2.0 versions of Gtk# library 
>and preliminary work Visual Studio .NET 2003 Add-ins aimed 
>at testing and simplifying the deployment of projects build 
>for/with MS 
>.NET Framework tools.  The future may also hold plug-ins and 
>add-ins for 
>GPL licensed Win32 IDEs like #Develop.
>So before I give you a list of links to help you make sense of it all, 
>keep in mind that for the most part, when you develop for MS .NET you 
>are developing for Mono :)
>A good place to look and learn Mono is in the Mono Handbook section of 
>the Mono web based documentation:
>Very new tutorials and/or HowTo guides are at: (check out the 
>links for 
>"Getting Started") http://www.monotropa.net/MonoTropa/MonoTropa.html
>Useful links to Mono resources with Win32 overtones:
>Finally, I think that you may find a lot of replies to a "how do I get 
>started" kind of question in the Mono-list which is the general 
>discussion about Mono mailing list 
>Mono-devel-list mailing list
>Mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com 

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