[Mono-dev] NuGet for Mono

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 06:57:58 EST 2010

Yes it is troublesome to work with NuGet in Mono, as:

1) it uses extensively .NET 4.0 features, some of which still aren't
implemented in Mono, or are in development, so unreliable.
2) lots of things are tied to PowerShell (not in NuGet itself, but on common
packages like for MVC Scaffolding), and we don't have it on Mono.
3) NuGet is sometimes downright buggy, after all, it is still in development

I'm trying to use just the Core for now, but with little success so far, so
my fork is already beginning to look like it a real Fork, I'll try to learn
some Mercurial (I prefer Git) to see if I can push upstream the needed
changes, as I make things work.

I'll move my attention to porting the NuGet packager (sometimes it means in
truth to implement something in Mono, thus it is hard to make it work with a
stable distro packaged Mono).

Said all that, I need to admit that I have little time to work on that
project, so progress is slow and help is welcome.

Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
"We live in a world operated by science and technology. We have also
arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology.
This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while,
but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going
to blow up in our faces."
-Carl Sagan

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:39 AM, Maciej Paszta <maciej.paszta at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi!
> First of all, forgive me for writing directly to you, but I couldn't find
> help anywhere. My question regards the NuGet packaging system and it's
> ability to work under Mono. I've seen your repo on github.com/monoman and,
> as I understand, you are working on integration between Monodevelop and
> Mono. Could you tell me whether it's possible to use NuGet under Mono (so
> far I couldn't even compile it under Mono) for adding packages and building
> them?. I had some minor success in running the executable version from
> codeplex, but building package fails with "The requested feature is not
> available".
> Best regards,
> Maciej Paszta
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