[Mono-list] Mono on Win32 actually requiring MS.NET 1.1 to run ASPX ?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
12 Nov 2003 23:17:55 -0500


> I've noticed that mono on Win32 actually requires MS.NET 1.1 to be 
> installed in order to be able to compile ASPX pages. This is because it 
> actually spawns the mcs.exe (using command line 'mcs ..... <temp_file.cs>').

Windows does the same.

> While this is OK on linux (there's a 'mcs' shell script there to run 
> 'mono mcs.exe ...') on Win32 this causes the MS.NET runtime to be used 
> to run mcs.exe. And since there're some 1.1 methods in Mono it won't run 
> if only 1.0 is installed.

Do you know which methods?  I find it surprising that we are using new

> - why is it nesesary to spawn a process to compile something ? Can't 
> most of the mcs be stuffed somewhere inside the runtime libraries and 
> only the command line parser etc. to actually reside in mcs.exe ?

That is our long term plan.