[Mono-list] Running Mono on Mac OS X Write up

Griffin Caprio griffincaprio@mac.com
Thu, 04 Mar 2004 13:07:47 -0600

On Thursday, March 04, 2004, at 11:28AM, Erik Dasque <edasque@ximian.com> wrote:

>Hi Griffin,
>very interesting write-up. I have a few questions :
>1) Do you want to submit that for inclusion in the mono documentation ? 
>We could use a MacOS HOWTO.

Sure.  Does a MacOS HOWTO exist yet?

>2) You chose not to include the boehm gc. I think we need that on MacOS 

Yes, that's a glaring omission on my part.  Again, there were no instructions on having to "enable" GC for the Mac.  I have corrected this, and will be pushing out an update on building Mono w/ GC tonight.

>3) Have you tried to build GTK# on MacOS ? I am having problems getting 
>bonobo-activation2 to build and it's a dependency of gnomeui which is a 
>dependency of GTK# (for some stuff) ?

Haven't tried yet.  Most of my work deals in the core ( mono & mac ), but I will look into it.

>4) Would it be best for most people to get Mono from the Daily Snapshot 
>(irregular) or the release instead of the anon CVS

I guess it depends on how you like to work.  Personally, i like to work with CVS because Mono is in such an infant state. Daily commits to CVS are more likly to include core bugfixes and new core features.  This is the opposite of a more mature product, whose CVS tree would likly be more focued on new features.

>5) What's your success in using the JIT on MacOS especially for large 
>compilation (so mcs on mono, not mint).

Well, I was trying to compile my OSS project, DotNetMock, on mono, BUT i was running into trouble trying to compile NAnt first.  That is how I figured out the missing GC stuff.  I will say, that my DotNetMock project is fairly large, and it should be interesting to see how it performs.

>Just wondering.


>On Mar 3, 2004, at 11:51 PM, Griffin Caprio wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have recently built and installed Mono on my powerbook, running Mac 
>> OS X 10.3.  Since there is no real help out there for users of the 
>> Mac, I have written up the steps required in order to build Mono. 
>> Below is the link.
>> http://homepage.mac.com/griffincaprio/mono/RunningMonoOnMacOSX.html
>> Hope that this will help others.  I will keep updating the page with 
>> any new information, or add anything that I forgot.
>> Ciao,
>> Griffin Caprio
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