[Mono-list] SPAM-LOW: Re: NUnit Version - Upgrade soon?

Charlie Poole charlie at nunit.com
Tue Nov 25 11:43:45 EST 2008


> >> This isn't a criticism - just something I'm trying to get an 
> >> understanding about. There seems to be some obstacle to NUnit 
> >> adoption (I don't mean obsolete versions, but up to date 
> ones) in the 
> >> Mono community and I'd like to figure out the reasons.
> > 
> > I assume it is just because of the build complexity. Very 
> few people 
> > know what'd go on there ;-)  And we don't think the existing old 
> > version is fine.
> Err, I mean, we don't think the existing old version is problematic.

If you mean not problematic for building Mono, I agree.

However, if the version you use to build Mono is then built into
the binary distribution of Mono, it becomes available for use
in writing applications. That's what I see as problematic.

IMO, there should be a distinction between the NUnit you use
to build Mono - call it the bootstrap NUnit - and the NUnit
that runs on top of Mono for use by folks developing applications.

If that separation is once made, I think it can then become very 
easy to upgrade the application version, when needed.


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