[Mono-list] Mono Packages split.

Paulo Aboim Pinto esqueleto@tusofona.com
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 02:16:05 +0100

Miguel de Icaza wrote:

>   We are having a debate about the current packaging strategy: so far
>we have split everything into small chunks that have correct dependency
>   Although this is useful for folks that want to get very granular
>setups, the problem is that people have to download 20+ packages to get
>a complete Mono install.
>   An intermediary hack was to create a mono-all.zip file that contains
>everything and have people download that.
>   My feeling is that we should go back to the simpler two way split:
>mono and mono-devel packages.
>   What do people think?

Why don't we have a BIN file that installs all the necessary RPM or 
source-code for Mono??
Executing this BIN file would install all the package necessary to run 
Mono in Tipical Mode, Full Mode or Costume Mode (chossing all the 
optional packages).
With this kind of installation we can choose if we want to install the 
Devel Packages or the Common Packages or all packages.

This feature is allready implemented in many applications in Linux like  
Zend IDE.

The mono-all.zip is the most aproximate that we have from this king of 
installation because it installs all Mono Packages (Full Mode).

Paulo Aboim Pinto
Odivelas - Portugal