[Mono-dev] Ideas for Mono on Windows

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Wed Nov 12 11:35:57 EST 2008

Avery Pennarun wrote:
> Have you thought about using a gcc-to-cygwin cross compiler running on
> Linux?  I do that with some of my projects, and it's a whole lot
> faster. I'd never want to go back to building on pure cygwin.

We do have cross-compiling:


But if we have things setup to run without cygwin/make on Windows, we 
can probably do a full compile in the same amount of time on Windows 
without having to have a second machine or VM to do it.

Chambers is quoting 30-120 seconds for the unmanaged part.
Based on my work, I would guess about 4-5 minutes for the managed part, 
significantly less if parallelized.

The linux buildbots are currently taking about 25-30 minutes to build. 
I don't know why that is, they used to take around 7-8 minutes to build.


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