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

Todd Berman tberman at sevenl.net
Wed May 12 00:18:49 EDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-05 at 06:16 +0200, Gert Driesen wrote:
> 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 ?

Its still completely possible, the -pkg stuff is a shortcut, we arent
removing /r and /lib dude ;)

> 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 ?! :(

How does this break anything for NAnt? because lets get down to brass
tacks dude, last time you brought this up as an issue, it had nothing to
do with anything other than it changing something in NAnt.

As for MonoDevelop, it doesnt, and I have no plans to ever make that
happen on my own.


> I hope you understand my concerns ...
> Gert
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