[Mono-dev] Application Deployment

Carlos J. Muentes carlos at rockwithme.org
Sun Aug 13 22:00:09 EDT 2006

Yea I found how to edit the .mdp file while searching around the other
day, and it did work.  I also found how to generate a tarball in
monodevelop, but for some reason, it only worked as root, which isn't a
big deal.  I think deployment project templates (in MD) and overall
application development should be addressed further.  The world is
getting comfy using RPM/deb/* type binary packages, and I think it
would be a step back to limit apps written in C#/Mono to tarball
deployment; especially in the 'Next->Next->Finish' world of Windows.  I
also think that while xcopy simplifies a lot of things, it's not a great
solution to deployment, especially in Windows systems.

Personally, I would like to quickly generate installation packages that
provide menu entries in the users respective desktop environments
applications menu, as well as proper file location/layout.  I certainly
would never expect end users of my software to compile my applications
from source code; I think it's unprofessional and a bit lame, unless my
app is targeted towards developers (like mono*), which in this case it
isn't specifically in this instance.  IMHO, Rapid Application
Development isn't only about a great runtime and a great lanaguage to
accompany it; it's also about getting your software to your customers

I also kind of feel like there's way to big of a disconnect between mono
and monodevelop (the mono runtime is almost feature complete, at version
.11, MD is .89 hundreths away from a 1.0 release ^_^ ); there wouldn't
be as many .NET apps in the world today without the awe inspiring
muscle of Visual Studio.NET, but that's probably for another

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Application Deployment
> From: Mirco Bauer <meebey at meebey.net>
> Date: Sun, August 13, 2006 6:19 pm
> To: "Carlos J. Muentes" <carlos at rockwithme.org>
> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> On Fri, 2006-08-11 at 11:45 -0700, Carlos J. Muentes wrote:
> > Thanks for the great input Kornel, but I built this app using
> > Monodevelop, and am not sure how to pass /target to MD during
> > compilation.  Should I recompile the app in Windows?
> Open the monodevelop project file (something.mdp) with an texteditor and
> change the target from Exe to WinExe and open it with monodevelop again
> and compile. Now it will have no console window on windows.
> I asked already about this feature (allowing to set target to WinExe via
> monodevelop it self) on the #monodevelop channel but nobody was
> interested in it.
> Problem is, as soon as you change the build settings in monodevelop, it
> will replace WinExe with -1 ;) so don't forgot to change/check that
> value once in a while.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Mirco 'meebey' Bauer
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