[Mono-devel-list] longtime Mac programmer needs a little help getting set up

Jonel Rienton jonel at road14.com
Wed Dec 15 18:13:16 EST 2004

I have been installing Mono on my mac using the dmg file from 
mono-project's download site. Like kangaroo said, the gui part is still 
very rough on the edges as far as OS X is concerned. However, I have 
been doing a lot of my MSSQL application development on my mac using 
Mono and I'm pretty happy with the results.  If you need any more help, 
just let me know and I'll try to help you.


I not know English well, but I know 7 computer languages.

On Dec 15, 2004, at 4:21 PM, Daniel Morrow wrote:

> Dear Mono list,
> We have a .NET project written originally on the PC, using VB.NET. It 
> is a Web Service. There's no UI, aside from the web-pages that it 
> publishes. The web pages are just the descriptions of the Web 
> Services. So, I read about Mono being able to do .NET stuff on UNIX-y 
> platforms, including MacOS X, and it sounds incredibly useful.
> Anyway, most of my expertise is as a Mac programmer, not as a UNIX 
> guy. So my command-line experience is little, and my UNIX background 
> is almost nothing. So naturally, when I see installation instructions 
> like:
> 	7.  	Configure GTK# as per the following: 
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/sw/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig \ 
> PATH=/usr/bin:$PATH \ ./configure 
> --prefix=/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/1.0
> I naturally panic and think, "WTF?"
> I'm not sure which parts need downloading, which parts need compiling, 
> etc.
> So my question is, has someone written the "Installing and developing 
> Mono on MacOS X for Dummies" yet? The instructions on the Go-Mono site 
> seem to be written by someone more comfortable with UNIX, command 
> lines.
> Thanks for any help.
> -Dan.

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