[Mono-list] Application installation on Windows

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Fri Sep 1 06:13:18 EDT 2006

Am 01.09.2006 um 03:04 schrieb Jonathan Pryor:

> On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 16:31 +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
>> 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!)
> There is no supported Mono for Win9x/ME, as Mono currently relies  
> on may
> Win32 APIs added to Win2k.

I know, which is why I asked it in the context of non-official,  
hardly detectable Mono installations. If it were supported by the  
official Mono installer it would not matter to that aspect. :-)

> It might be possible to port Mono to Win9x/ME (especially with the  
> help
> of MSLU), but you're probably on your own for such a port.

Serge posted a wrapper library some time ago on the list (it's also  
mentioned in the official FAQ) to compile Mono on Cygwin with MSLU -  
but I was unable to compile Mono 1.1.15 with it:


Not getting any answer from the list I had also written to Serge  
personally but didn't get a reply either. So that was a dead end for me.

The reason I tried is that there is a legacy DOS application running  
on a Windows 95 system that I would like to replace with a more  
modern .NET based app, and I need a way of migrating it while still  

My idea was to run a Mono based server app on the Win95 machine  
interop'ing with the legacy app as a three-tier solution...

The only alternative I've come up with was exposing the legacy data  
files as a Windows share and reading them from remote; I'm still  
figuring out the file format from a local copy so haven't tested that  
yet - would I get change notifications from such a remote SMB share  
with FileSystemWatcher?


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