[Mono-dev] linking with lib mono-2.0 on osx (64 bit vs 32 bit)

Jonathan Shore jonathan.shore at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 09:14:36 EST 2011


Towards that end, is there a configuration option I can use to build mono on OSX without gnome / GTK#, etc.  I don't use UIs with mono and have had numerous issues in building the C part of the UI stack in the past.

I just use mono for server side computation.

On Nov 9, 2011, at 10:59 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hello,
> Are there plans to provide a 64bit build of mono for OSX soon?   Most OSX boxes are 64 bit now.
> We currently do not have plans because the major apps that people run with Mono are bound to 32-bit APIs.
> Gtk+ currently still depends on some 32-bit Carbon APIs and the MonoMac bindings will require a complete audit for NSInteger parameters as this value is is 32 or 64 bits long depending on the platform, and the current binding assumes NSInteger == 32.
> Given those two important GUI stacks are not ready to run on 64 bits, we are not planning on shipping a 64 bit Mono.   But you can definitely build your own side-by-side installation of Mono that runs in 64 bits:
> http://www.mono-project.com/Parallel_Mono_Environments
> Miguel

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