[Mono-dev] 2.6 preview 1

Daniel Morgan monodanmorg at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 1 11:26:07 EDT 2009

Is the Mono for Windows installer bigger now because it includes the mono.dll and mono static libraries like libmono.a which non-embedders do not need?

I think maybe there should be two installers for mono on windows.

1. Normal. (Mono/Gtk+/Gtk# Runtime and Compilers and Tools).
2. Embedded.  This would require the first installer. The embedded can include the extra mono.dll and libmono.a and other libraries needed for embedding mono.  This would also be the version you would need to build mono or gtk# from source.

This will make the Normal installer smaller.

--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Andrew Jorgensen <ajorgensen at novell.com> wrote:

> From: Andrew Jorgensen <ajorgensen at novell.com>
> Subject: [Mono-dev] 2.6 preview 1
> To: mono-packagers-list at lists.ximian.com
> Cc: "mono-devel" <mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com>
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 10:30 PM
> The first preview build of 2.6 has
> been published to http://mono.ximian.com/monobuild/preview/download-preview/
> The windows installer in this build is known to contain a
> number of problems, including but not limited to:
> * Has an older build (2.4.x) of gluezilla
> * Does not contain mono-tools (monodoc browser, gsharp,
> gendarme, etc.) or gnome-sharp
> * Is larger than it was previously despite missing
> mono-tools, etc.
> We are working through these problems but felt that it was
> more important to get the build (and the preview tarballs)
> out into your hands.
> SLE_10 and openSUSE_10.3 binary packages have been dropped
> (mono-tools now requires a more recent gtk than available in
> SLE_10 and 10.3 will be end-of-life around the time we
> publish 2.6-final).
> The DRAFT release notes are here: http://www.mono-project.com/Release_Notes_Mono_2.6
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