[Mono-list] Re: Bootstrapping

Iain McCoy iain@mccoy.id.au
Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:39:37 +1000

On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 14:22, Brandon Knitter wrote:
> This is a chicken and the egg thing.  I just want to build the thing from
> scratch and am confused (and concerned) how this is possible.
The components written in c# were initially compiled on windows using
csc. If you look back in the history of the mono project, you'll find a
few announcements from when they got the c# components to be

If you want to do a full bootstrap from scratch, I think you can still
use microsoft's implementation to do so. It may be possible to use the
pnet c# compiler as well, but I haven't heard of anyone doing so.
Iain McCoy <iain@mccoy.id.au>