[Mono-devel-list] native compiler - very important

Willibald Krenn Willibald.Krenn at gmx.at
Tue Feb 8 09:45:39 EST 2005

> Can you please consider making a native compiler so that the application
> doesn't require the framework.

Any .net application, regardeless how built, will require the framework. 
It's 'just' a matter of statical linking. (Any C++ program needs the C++ 

>  I just cannot program anything
> with this (or the ms .net) because I cannot ask people to download the 20
> MB framework! Most of the computers people use don't have the framework. I
> know, the new releases of Windows will include it, so maybe in 10 years...

.NET framework on Windows is a non-issue for anything beyond (and 
including) XP. The mono framework on Linux will hopefully be included in 
most distributions, so no need to download anything.

AFAIK there exists a native Java compiler, so you better look there if 
you really need feature. (But of course you need to ship the native java 
lib with your application when using that compiler...)


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