[Mono-dev] Building Mono on Windows - And Having a Windows Installer again

Alex J Lennon ajlennon at dynamicdevices.co.uk
Sun Nov 30 14:28:18 UTC 2014

Hi Alex

On 30/11/2014 15:09, Alexander Köplinger wrote:
> Hey Alex,
> Jo Shields is currently working on revamping the Windows Installer in
> his repo: https://github.com/directhex/newbuilder
> I contributed the WiX setup files for creating an MSI installer. Jo
> sent me this link for a preview build (the usual caveats apply):
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz6-k9ELOQf3YTE1RHV3Y0dNaFU/view

That sounds great. Maybe I will try to bolt that onto the Appveyor
script then. I'd love for the CI builds to just result in an MSI anybody
can grab and use easily.

> Btw. while developing the WiX setup I used the binaries from your
> AppVeyor build, it all worked fine :)

Really good to hear that thanks Alex :)

> Can you maybe also make changes to
> http://www.mono-project.com/docs/compiling-mono/windows/ (just click
> the "edit page on github" link), so it reflects what is necessary
> right now to build Mono on Windows? I think that page is pretty
> outdated right now.

Yes it's definitely on my TODO list. I was hoping to grab the content of
my CodeProject article and massage it into that page. Things have just
been so hectic here I haven't had the chance yet :)



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