[Mono-list] MacOS packages.

Andy Satori dru@satori-assoc.com
Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:37:43 -0500

This depends upon if you want a 'native' solution, or a Fink, or a 
DarwinPorts solution.  I personally prefer native solutions, as they 
don't require any 3rd party tools, but it means packaging all of the 
dependancies as well.

The native solution would be to build Package via the Apple Developer 
Tools Package Builder, then place it in a disk image, gzip the image 
and that's your installer.

The other solutions require that either the Fink client or the 
DarwinPorts tools be installed and then the user can use those 
installation systems, which are more like the Linux RPM, or Apt Get 
tools.  This is fine, but it puts things in funny locations, like 
/sw/bin & /sw/lib or /opt/, making your documentation a little bit odd.

I'd be happy to work on a full installer package if that's of interest. 
  It's not to terribly complex, and it ties into my work on integrating 
Mono (mcs) into XCode.


On Feb 24, 2004, at 1:44 PM, Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hey guys,
>    Given that the Mono port for MacOS is progressing rapidly [1], I
> would like the next release of Mono to be available as an easy-to-use
> .dmg file.
>    Can someone who understand this explain what do I have to do?
> [1] the only missing feature am aware of is exception handling.
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