[Mono-dev] csproj files for Mono's class libraries.

Atsushi Eno atsushieno at veritas-vos-liberabit.com
Mon Feb 14 04:52:18 EST 2011

The newer system should be as convenient as dll.sources model. Without 
as easy step as to add just one line for new Foo.cs in Bar.dll.sources 
(or more importantly for contribution, FooTest.cs in 
Bar_test.dll.sources), I'm not likely enthusiastic to contribute new code.

So far *.dll.sources could be created like this:

     ls ../../build/common/*.cs */*.cs | grep -v *-check.cs > 
     cd Test; ls */*.cs > ../Foo_test.dll.sources; cd ..

Atsushi Eno

(2011/02/13 12:11), Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello guys,
>      I have resumed my work on creating visual studio project files for
> our assemblies.   I have checked the solutions, currently these
> solutions are intended to be used by developers that want to build
> their code with Visual Studio.  Although currently you must invoke
> msbuild/xbuild or virtual studio on a project-by-project basis, the
> idea would be to do use these files to drive the entire build process
> on Windows.   Since this is a weekend, I do not have a Windows machine
> handy to test the process there.
>      Ideally, we can turn this into building Mono entirely using
> msbuild, which should be a lot faster than using the cygwin/makefile
> setup.
>      The solution files are generated from the actual configuration
> data used in the Makefiles, so it should be easy to keep the visual
> studio solutions in sync with any changes that happens to the
> makefiles.   Currently the process works by extracting the arguments
> list from an actual build of Mono and this produces the flags in the
> file mono/msvc/scripts/order.xml.   Then the genproj tool in
> mono/msvc/scripts is used to populate all of the solution files from
> this input.    This means that either a cygwin or Unix system is
> required to maintain the order.xml file, but with an up-to-date
> order.xml file, we should be able to keep the build in sync.
>      Would love to hear your feedback
> Miguel
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