[Mono-list] executable on MAC OS X?

Erik Dasque edasque@ximian.com
Thu, 8 Jul 2004 23:31:30 -0400

Someone actually built a launcher for .exe (.NET assembly format) files 
on MacOS X. I think it's called Mono Starter and discussion about it 
can be found in the archive of this list.


On Jul 8, 2004, at 10:15 PM, Darren Martz wrote:

> I think there was a discussion about having a more OS native headers
> structure but some it became obvious very quickly that it was not 
> possible
> with portability and compatibility in mind. It does make me wonder if 
> an OS
> specific utility could be developed to convert an exe-file to a native 
> app type IF the developer wants it.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Scott
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 4:38 AM
> To: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] executable on MAC OS X?
>> I just compiled helloworld.cs on my MAC OS X machine and to my
>> surprise I ended up with a .exe file...
>> Not quite what I was expecting...
>> How do I get a mac executable?
>> Or am I supposed to use the netmodule... If so how...
>> Am I suppose to start a server to do this?
> Hi Brian,
> The .exe file is the executable file format across all platforms that
> implement the .NET runtime, even for the Mac / PPC, so you've ended up 
> with
> the correct type of file there.
> To run it at the command line on OS X you can simply type:
> mono helloworld.exe.
> Like java programs the executable you've made could be transferred 
> from the
> Mac to a Linux PC for example, and it will still execute, and vice 
> versa.
> Regards,
> -- Scott
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