Bundling WAS RE: [Mono-devel-list] Obfuscation pkgs that run under mono

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 5 09:08:25 EST 2004

>From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel at ximian.com>
> > I'm trying, without much success I might add, to find any IL obfuscation
> > packages that will run under mono (on linux).
> >
> > Does anyone know of any?
>Dont know of one, but there are a few things someone could do:
>	* Use the bundle functionality in Mono.
>	  This would bundle your binary inside a Mono instance,
>	  so you distribute a single executable.  Not impossible
>	  to break, but would work around simple attempts.

Does we have some way of smartly link only used pieces of code, like what 
the following product does?


I see it as having negative aspects when dealing with programs that revolve 
around the plugin pattern (pieces glued by configuration files at run-time).

But as pointed out by some people (mainly developers for 
download-and-try-before-you-buy software), forcing people to first install a 
(big) runtime to be able to run some software they are interested to try 
sometimes makes those people lose the interest.

Does we have plans to do some tool like that?


Rafael Teixeira
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