[Mono-list] Mono without too many GNOME dependencies

Stefan Arentz stefan.arentz@soze.com
Tue, 10 Jul 2001 02:00:32 +0200

On Mon, Jul 09, 2001 at 07:46:23PM -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > I'm interested in working on Mono for Mac OS X, but I'm a bit afraid
> > that there will be many many dependencies on existing GNOME
> > libraries.
> I agree with your sentiment, and I am glad to see someone from the Mac
> OS X hackers in the list.  I have been secretly wishing that someone
> would be interested!

Good. What kind of plan do you suggest for an 'alternative' platform?
Keep up-to-date with the current sources, or do a port when things are

(I have no idea if I can commit time, but I wil certainly stay around)

> > Is it possible to make the Mono core (CLI) pretty much self supporting
> > without too many dependencies?
> Yes.  The only dependency we have right now is the `glib', which is
> just a collection of useful C routines (hashtables, lists, memory
> allocation, string functions).
> No dependencies on GNOME whatsoever. 

Sounds good! glib has already been ported to Darwin/OS X so that will
not be a problem.