[Mono-dev] Can't run mono-3.12.X on Windows XP

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Fri Apr 10 18:40:38 UTC 2015

> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Elmar Haneke
> > You don't need mono to run exe files on windows.
> Things are not that simple.
> Mono is required on Windows once the application does use e.g. the
> Embedding stuff or "Internal calls" for native parts.
> Such an application cannot be run on MS-DotNet.

I know there are valid reasons to run mono on windows (such as mono development) but the OP didn't specify, and usually when somebody asks this question without saying why they want it, they're usually following some instructions on some free open source package that just says "install mono" assuming the user is on some kind of linux. 

So the first response to Keedi's question is: Should you be trying to run mono on XP in the first place? Or is that a bad direction to go in order to accomplish what you want?

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