[Mono-devel-list] Bride of GAC

Todd Berman tberman at sevenl.net
Tue May 11 17:57:41 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-05 at 16:53 -0500, Mike Kestner wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 16:26, Todd Berman wrote:
> > > I read everything posted on this subject (GAC) I still don't get why 
> > > fully qualified paths to the assemblies are needed.  
> >
> > The best explanation I got from Gert was because of how nant works.
> > 
> > However, the resolving from the GAC is fairly broken in general.
> Just to be clear.  This has nothing to do with GAC runtime resolution. 
> This is a "compile-time" requirement. 
> Miguel's requirement is to have the assemblies only located on disk in
> one distinct location with no links or copies. We are putting the
> assemblies into the GAC so that they can be found easily at runtime.

How are we doing assemblies that come from the mono-* packages then?

> In order to compile against the assemblies, though, mcs has to be able
> to find them based on a provided -r.  We will be providing .pc files
> with references like:
> Libs: -r
> /usr/lib/mono/gac/glib-sharp/
> etc...
> so that you can add a -pkg gtk-sharp and it will pull in the necessary
> references so that mcs can locate the assembly to build your app.

Well, I cant wait to see your makefile magic that will accomplish this,
so I can copy it for gecko and gtksourceview. :)

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