[Mono-dev] Windows build

Jonathan Chambers joncham at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 08:55:02 EDT 2008

I started looking at using msys to build mono a few months ago. I got
distracted by some other things (mainly the beginning of the Win64 port),
but I would be willing to pick it up again if there is interest. It would
probably be a good thing, IMO.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:08 AM, Kornél Pál <kornelpal at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> msys could be a better choice because cygwin uses it's own runtime that has
> to be avoided by using -mno-cygwin and I believe that msys is easier to
> install but I'm not sure that it's currently properly supported by Mono.
> In the previous version of the buildbot page there was a button to force a
> build immediately. In the current version I didn't find a similar
> functionality. Is it possible to make a build when I want to?
> Kornél
> Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 08:47 -0400, Jonathan Chambers wrote:
>>>     I reverted your changes related to __ImageBase yesterday in hopes
>>> of getting something working. The build machine has historically had a
>>> (very) old version of cygwin, as upgrading cygwin in the past has
>>> cause problems. However, it would be nice to upgrade the cygwin on the
>>> build machine at some point; I am not sure who is responsible for that
>>> in Novell.
>> I'm the responsible person there but as you say we've been bit in the
>> past.  I am willing to upgrade cygwin but I think it would be best to
>> wait until after the 2.0 release.
>> Also there was some discussion about using msys instead?
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