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

Gert Kello gert.kello at mail.ee
Fri May 14 01:46:11 EDT 2004

>>I think this is not a good idea. If the installed assembly gets replaced
>>later by new version, the GAC would have link to the wrong assembly.
>>As far as I know, the purpose of GAC is provide fail-safe way to use
>>exactly the same version at runtime as was the version at the compile
>>time. (that's why it includes the version number (and key) as a part of
>>file path)
> Who installs software from source or using some other home-grown methods
> under Unix? Only developers. And they are supposed to know what they are doing.

I sort of fail to see why is GAC needed at the development time? I.e.
what additional benefits would it give?


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