[Mono-list] Mcs vs Mono package
Miguel de Icaza
Mon, 23 Feb 2004 08:34:06 -0500
> I would like to know why there is a mono package and a mcs package if
> they create equal files:
It is a historical difference.
C-source code lives in `mono', C#-source code lives in `mcs'.
To simplify the lives of those who do not have an existing working
environment the compiled and portable binaries from the module `mcs' are
shipped in pre-compiled form in the `mono' module.
Someone compiling and installing mono only needs the `mono-XXX.tar.gz'
package. The `mcs-XXX' package is only needed if you need to rebuild
yourself any of the C#-based code.