[Mono-dev] Repeat builds of core assemblies

Michael Franz mvfranz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 23:46:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I was looking at making the MSBuild system work, and during the process I
> have encountered a few problems that we have in our existing build system
> that are problematic.
> The problem is that System, System.XML and System.Configuration are each
> defined in terms of the other assemblies.   So we gradually bring up each
> one of those assemblies up by first compiling a stub System, which we use
> to build System.XML and System.Configuration.   Then we rebuild System,
> this time referencing System.XML and System.Configuration so we can take a
> dependency on them, and so on.
> <snip>
Is this a Microsoft circular dependency or a Mono implementation issue?

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