[Mono-dev] Mono support on Fedora, Ubuntu, Solaris, etc.

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 23:42:30 EDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Jonathan Pryor <jonpryor at vt.edu> wrote:
>> Another no-no is the packaging of prebuilt libraries. For example, why
>> does MD come with mono-cecil prebuilt when there is no good reason for
>> not using the version supplied by mono itself?
> There is a good reason.  A very good reason.  It makes the MD
> development independent of the mono development.

Also, this particular complaint is rather out of date. MD has built
Cecil from bundled sources since  *last October* (I replaced most of
our bundled binaries to make things easier for Debian). The only
remaining binaries in MD sources are in the NUnit and MySQL DB addins.
Both addins are optional, and the binaries are stable releases that
can easily be sourced elsewhere.

Michael Hutchinson

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