[Mono-devel-list] Looking for people to do Mono/autopackage integration

Ben Maurer bmaurer at ximian.com
Wed Jul 27 12:13:38 EDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 15:22 +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
> * Autopackage supports dependency resolution. Some users on some distros
>    don't have any easily accessible packages for the Mono runtime, or if
>    they do they may not know where to get them. By packaging not only
>    applications but also the runtime and the various Foo# bindings, this
>    problem can be mitigated: distros that ship Mono out of the box don't
>    change and the packages will use whatever is already installed. For
>    users on distros that don't ship it, autopackage can depsolve the
>    runtime onto the users system.

We already have a "for all distros" installer (that uses bitrock). But
it'd be really cool to see this use autopackage.

I think the best way to start would be from the top down. It'd be nice
to do a package of MonoDevelop and then see "what can be made easier to
do with helpers in autopackage, etc".

-- Ben

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