[Mono-dev] Ideas for Mono on Windows

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Fri Jan 23 10:19:11 EST 2009

It's not ideal, but you can grab daily precompiled assemblies from here:
http://mono.ximian.com/daily/ , and place them in your Mono's GAC:
C:\Program Files\Mono-2.2\lib\mono\gac.  (Or use Mono's gacutil to 
register them.)


SuperCiccio wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm writing a .NET application that uses Spring.NET and NHibernate, my 
> development tool is VS 2008 standard (I've also tried MonoDevelop, but 
> it is a bit far from VS for now).
> My final goal is to create an application that runs without (major) 
> changes on Win/.NET and Linux/Mono, I strongly believe in this fantastic 
> project (Mono) and in free OSes.
> In my intentions the (cyclic) dev process will be:
> 1. develop on Win/VS
> 2. quick test on Win/.NET and Win/Mono for architecture validation
> 3. unit test on Win/.NET and Linux/Mono
> Unfortunately, I'me blocked on stage 2. because of a bug in Mono that 
> prevents Spring XmlApplicationContext from initializing correctly by 
> assembly embedded resources. This bug has been resolved a few days ago 
> (http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-bugs/2009-January/084625.html).
> I could grab a snapshot of source code and build it by myself, but I 
> haven't time for setting up the needed environment and build Mono, I 
> have to go on quickly on my project.
> Sadly, I have to wait for the next Windows/Linux build to go ahead on 
> step 2. If I had a simple way to build Mono on Windows, the (in)famous 
> F5, I could go on peacefully.
> Despite this hassle, I think Mono is a great work and I hope It will 
> play an important role in my future.
> Thanks to all!
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