[Mono-dev] Building Mono 2.10 and greater for Windows - What is best way?

greenaj greenaj at cox.net
Tue Aug 23 22:42:00 EDT 2011

I would like to know the standard build environment for building the Mono
binaries for Windows.  I have been currently using Cygwin using the "make
get-monolite-latest" after the autogen.sh command, but the build is very
unstable and often fails.  The Cygwin environment seems to be rather

Is building under Cygwin the typical method of building the Mono core
libraries for Windows, or is the Visual Studio solution used?  Otherwise, is
a cross-compile in Linux typically used?  If Linux cross-compiling is the
standard method, which distro is typically used?

Thanks for your help.  I am trying to get a stable build environment to
create a trimmed down mono version.
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