[Mono-devel-list] Building mono-tools

Ben Maurer bmaurer at ximian.com
Mon Jul 25 18:00:48 EDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 14:06 -0700, Rafael Ferreira wrote:
> You're are om the 2.0 version of gecko-sharp, you need version 1.0. 

Am somewhat confused as to why people are even able to get past the
configure stage, seeing as we have:


> Actually I was working on a patch to make monodoc work with gecko 2.0,
> does anyone think that it would be worth while? 

Monodoc uses gtk# 1.0 as of now. Moving to allow gecko# from head means
we have to move to gtk# 2.0

Before, we had a mode where mono-tools would build with whatever version
of gtk# was installed. However, this caused problems because:

      * As most of us are developers, we have the 2.0 stuff installed.
        That means that we compiled against 2.0. When it came time to
        release, I had to figure out what dependencies were added
      * It made the build system complicated (if gtk# 2.0 was installed
        on the jail, rpms would depend on 2.0)

So, I reverted this mode and had mono-tools build with gtk# 1.0. You are
going to need gtk# 1.0 on your computer anyways; I can't see a reason to
bring back that patch.

Now, a patch to turn this obscure error into something sensible at
configure time would be great.

-- Ben

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