[Mono-list] evangelizing mono

max aranym@adelphia.net
Sat, 14 Feb 2004 17:43:42 -0800

Hi, I am no mono expert, but here's what I think.

>  - Is there a technical answer to the "mono my.exe" command-line objection?

I added the following in my /etc/rc.d/rc.S script (I use slackware 9.1) :

# add mono to the executable list
echo ':CLR:M::MZ::/usr/bin/mono:' > /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register

it allows you to do
$ my.exe
instead of
$ mono my.exe

>  - Is there an elegant solution for distributing the Mono framework onto
> client machines today?

- Windows update takes care of it for windows versions >= win2k
- you need to setup a "work on all config" package for linux, self-extractable 
and installable of course - can't rely on the user to know how to unzip,...