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

Miguel de Icaza miguel at ximian.com
Mon Feb 23 11:30:00 EST 2004

> Does we have some way of smartly link only used pieces of code, like what 
> the following product does?
> http://www.remotesoft.com/linker/

No, it pulls everything in.

Notice that the above linker is good, but not perfect.  

> 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).

For exactly this reason ;-)

> 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?

I do not have plans, this sounds like a perfect space for a small ISV
to offer a solution (and be responsible for the support ;-), but you
could use some free available tools to construct such a thing.

There is a PE-file manipulation library that can do this and more that
was posted to the Rotor mailing lists a few weeks ago.


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