[Mono-devel-list] GAC and third party libraries: post Beta planning.

Gert Driesen gert.driesen at pandora.be
Wed May 12 00:16:01 EDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 05:47, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
>     After much painful thinking, I believe that we will do something
> like this:
> 	* Add support for -pkg:NAME and -p NAME to the mcs compiler
> 	  for processing pkg-config packages.  

> 	* After talking to Gonzalo about the Windows issues, we believe
> 	  we can work around the "two copies" problem by either adding
> 	  support to follow .lnk files to our runtime, or biting the
> 	  bullet for now.

Now I see why everyone hates MS for always adding proprietary
extensions; glad we're better than them :(

Has anyone ever thought about maintaining not only API compatibility,
but also maintaining a compatibile commandline interface ?  Doesn't
anyone see the importance of that ?

You're really making it very hard to have generic, multi-platform and
multi-framework build files and I really fail to see the motive for that
... unless *nux is the only platform you're interesting in and Windows
is just considered to be a test platform, but I can hardly believe that
(I hope) ... MonoDevelop does run on Windows too, right ?! :(

I hope you understand my concerns ...


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