[Mono-dev] What is best environment for building mono-2.8.1 for Windows?

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Mon Dec 20 16:42:18 EST 2010

The official Mono release for Windows is built using Cygwin.  I'm pretty 
sure it's an XP machine.


On 12/20/2010 3:00 PM, greenaj wrote:
> Hello, I am relatively new to mono.  I am trying to build it for Windows to
> run in under WinPE.  The more stripped down the better.
> I download mono-2.8.1.tar.bz2 and tried to build in Windows 7 under Cygwin.
> No luck;  weird sharing violation errors.
> I have successfully built the code cross compiling in a SUSE 11.3 virtual
> environment.  The tools seem to be a lot nicer than Cygwin.  However,
> keeping my prejudices aside, I would like to know in general how the Mono
> Team builds mono for its Windows release.  Do they use Cygwin on Windows or
> cross compile on some flavor of Linux?

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