[Mono-list] Mono Packages split.

Trent Mifsud trent.mifsud@infotech.monash.edu.au
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 14:19:39 +1000

Hi all,

Being able to download mono and just install it and have it work is a 
huge plus. The jdk installer which is a bin file is good at that. 
Downloading seperate packages might turn some people off.



Paulo Aboim Pinto wrote:

> Miguel de Icaza wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   We are having a debate about the current packaging strategy: so far
>> we have split everything into small chunks that have correct dependency
>> information.
>>   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?
>> Miguel.
> Hello
> 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
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