[Mono-list] Mono 1.0 Beta 2 and Macos X

Matthew Graham mjg@cacr.caltech.edu
Tue, 15 Jun 2004 16:10:58 -0700 (PDT)


First let me say that I am new to Mono. Anyhow, I downloaded the Beta
2.dmg for MacOS X and installed it on a fresh MacOS distribution. A couple
of issues, however:

(i) From the release notes, I had read: "we are pleased to release the
result of their efforts, MonoDevelop with Mono 1.0 Beta 2..." but when I
look in the package, there is no MonoDevelop. Do I have to download the
source code separately and compile it?

(ii) XSP: I downloaded and successfully built XSP 0.14; however, when I
start the server (from the xsp-0.14/test directory) and point my browser
(Safari) to localhost:8080, I get error messages on the browser display: 

Server error in '/' application

Description: Error processing request.

Error Message: HTTP 500.

Stack Trace:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of
an object
in (unmanaged) (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Type:internal_from_name
in <0x0008c> (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Type:internal_from_name
in <0x00070> System.Type:GetType (string,bool)
in <0x0004c> System.Web.Configuration.ModuleItem:.ctor (string,string)
in <0x00440>
in <0x0027c> System.Web.Configuration.ConfigurationData:GetConfigInternal
in <0x000dc>
in <0x0041c> System.Web.Configuration.ConfigurationData:GetConfig
in <0x000c4> System.Web.Configuration.WebDefaultConfig:GetConfig
in <0x00060> System.Web.Configuration.WebDefaultConfig:GetConfig (string)
in <0x00034> System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationSettings:GetConfig
in <0x0001c> System.Web.HttpContext:GetAppConfig (string)
in <0x0003c> System.Web.HttpApplication:InitModules ()
in <0x00090> System.Web.HttpApplication:Startup
in <0x000cc> System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory:InitializeFactory
in <0x000bc> System.Web.HttpApplicationFactory:GetInstance
in <0x00190> System.Web.HttpRuntime:InternalExecuteRequest

and also on the command line window:

** (/usr/local/bin/xsp.exe:4315): WARNING **: Could not find assembly
ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib, references from
     Major/Minor: 0,31
     Build:       0,0
     Token:       1b03e6acf1164f73

(iii) Monodoc: I download Monodoc 0.16 and want to try the web version, so
following instructions, cd browser/web and mono xsp.exe. Now the error on
the browser is:

Server Error in '/' Application

Parser Error
Description: Error parsing a resource required to service this request.
Review your source file and modify it to fix this error.

Error message: Assembly monodoc not found

File name: /Users/mjg/Projects/mono/monodoc-0.16/browser/web/monodoc.ashx

Line: 1

Source Error:

<%@ WebHandler Language="c#" class="Mono.Website.Handlers.MonodocHandler"
<%@ Assembly name="monodoc" %>


I have to say that the distinct lack of any kind of support
documentation, especially for 1.0beta 2 release, really does put me off
using Mono. However, any help would be most welcome.


	Dr Matthew Graham
	Centre for Advanced Computing Research
	California Institute of Technology