[Mono-list] Mono for Mac OS X?

Jeffrey Stedfast fejj@ximian.com
15 Feb 2002 13:38:50 -0500

I've been working on making mono more portable in order to help me port
to Sun/SPARC and I've now got it compiling. Also, Radek Doulik has
already successfully ported mono to LinuxPPC. This means that pretty
much all you should need to do is compile under OSX and it will probably
Mostly Just Work (tm) as far as I know at least.

Note: You need to specify -no-cpp-precomp in CPPFLAGS when compiling
just about anything UNIX-ish as opposed to Mac-ish. (Otherwise it uses
the hacked-up Apple version of cpp, which claims to be gcc, but doesn't
support all of the extensions.) -- Dan Winship

If you come accross any build problems, perhaps you can send a patch to
the list or else let someone know where the build gets stuck.

I do know that OSX doesn't support some POSIX functions, like strtok_r
and gethostbyname_r - but I don't think they are currently being used
within mono.

I guess what I'm saying is: give it a go, if it fails then at least
someone can report where it fails :-)


On Fri, 2002-02-15 at 09:31, Ryan Wilhm wrote:
> Okay, so I did a little searching around the net and found interviews where
> Miguel says that a port to OS X is in the plan. I guess my question is: Is
> it actively being developed? Or is Linux the priority right now, with an OS
> X port forthcoming afterwards?
> Thanks,
> Ryan
> On 2/14/02 12:15 PM, "Ryan Wilhm" <ryan_wilhm@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, is there any effort underway to port to OS X? I know that
> > MS is providing a port to FreeBSD, and it probably isn't much of a leap from
> > there to port to OS X (assuming they want to), but it'd be nice to have an
> > open source implementation available to keep MS honest.
> > 
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