[Mono-list] Application installation on Windows
andreas.faerber at web.de
Thu Aug 31 10:31:09 EDT 2006
Am 31.08.2006 um 15:40 schrieb Bill Seddon:
> While it is true that there are no reliable methods for detecting
> the presence of Mono, I will disagree with Robert Jordan who said
> that Mono must be installed. We have a product that works with
> both .NET and Mono and our solution is to ship the Mono run-time
> with the product. It does add a bit to the bulk of the installer
> so we provide two installers: a slimmer one that assumes .NET is
> installed and another that includes the Mono run-time which adds ~9MB.
A true point: I was only thinking of the official Mono installer for
Windows. A manual compile or xcopy-based installation would not be
detected that way, but then again if a user was able to do so (s)he
will be able to fiddle around with the shortcuts to adapt them to the
A last resort might be to do a full MSI based search for mono.exe on
the complete system...
But then again I would need to provide a selection UI similar to
those for browser plugins to handle the case of an application-local,
limited installation as in Bill's case.
P.S. Talking of Mono on Windows, does anyone have an update of Mono
on Win9x/ME? That's another unanswered question of mine... (and if
working again would lead to a non-official installation!)
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