[Mono-devel-list] ANNOUNCE: mono build tool demo

Jaroslaw Kowalski jaak at zd.com.pl
Tue Jan 6 05:19:16 EST 2004


In your blog you write:

As we discussed the various benefits that MBuild has over other systems on
irc in #mono, I came to a realization: There are tons of good new, fresh
ideas in MBuild. Which is quite unusual in a build system.

Do you (or anyone else) have a log of the discussion? I'm very interested in
comparison between MBuild and NAnt. Maybe someone could post a side-by-side
comparison to the list?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Williams" <peter at newton.cx>
To: "Ben Maurer" <bmaurer at users.sourceforge.net>
Cc: "Mono Development" <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [Mono-devel-list] ANNOUNCE: mono build tool demo

> On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 18:54, Ben Maurer wrote:
> > Peter, great job. This is EXTREMELY interesting. A build system has
> > never looked so interesting.
> >
> > Any chance we can get this on CVS?
> I'd certainly be fine with that :-)
> >
> > Also, just some quick comments:
> >       * You should use a non-cryptographic checksum (try the zip lib
> >         ones). They will be many times faster.
> Duh. It should be very easy to drop a new checksum in.
> >       * Though I love the non-traditional `throw out instructions for
> >         targets' I think a fact of life is that you will sometimes need
> >         to customize, eg to run tests. Maybe a system has to be added
> >         for inline scripts...
> Yes, that was my original goal. I wrote a miniature Lisp interpreter and
> tried to get things working in that framework, but because I wanted
> rules to be compiled into assemblies it was just too hard to get
> running. I'm not sure how I'm going to go about this but rest assured
> that I want to get it working.
> Peter
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