[Mono-devel-list] GAC (design) issues

Jackson Harper jackson at ximian.com
Mon May 3 16:04:33 EDT 2004

Given the standard development models on windows (ie propitiatory
applications with not allot of code sharing) using the GAC doesn't make
sense as much as the OSS development model where we will have allot of
shared libraries that many of applications use.


On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 11:09, John Luke wrote:
>  > 
> > I have always felt that it was a good idea, and for the most part have
> > been attempting to convince myself that its not needed. Jackson and I
> > touched on this on irc for a bit, and Miguel has also been spoken with
> > briefly about it.
> > 
> > --Todd
> Just in case this hasn't been considered, there was some posts on the MS
> blogs not long ago on what assemblies should be GAC'ed. If I remember
> correctly, the recommendation was for essentially the framework dlls and
> almost nothing else.  This of course may not be relevent to the mono
> implementation, nor reflect the reality in Windows.  I just thought I
> should mention it so that after this is all worked out we can have some
> recommendations of whether everyone should use the GAC or not.
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