[Mono-list] Minimal requrements

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 12:00:41 +0100

On 11/26/04 Martin Hansen wrote:
> I would like to know if any of you have looked into the minimal system requrements for running a C# program using mono runtime.

Some examples have been posted to the list a few times.
Without tweaking, the minimal disk requirements are less than 3 MBs.
This could be reduced to 2 MBs with little effort. Of course
if the app requires other assemblies you'll need more space.

> Has anyone made something similar to the .net compact framework?

We're thinking about doing something better:-)
The compact framework has a limited set of features, but they are
fixed, so it's an inflexible design.
With mono you can create reduced versions of the assemblies so that
they match your requirements. We're investigating a tool to do
this automatically, in the meantime you can experiment by
tweaking the build files to build only the classes you need.


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