[Mono-list] SPAM-LOW: Re: NUnit Version - Upgrade soon?
charlie at nunit.com
Fri Nov 28 00:42:48 EST 2008
I missed seeing this note when you first sent it, but I'll
reply now with a comments and a questions.
Comment: You are incorrect about how folks install NUnit on
Windows. It doesn't go into the GAC at all.
Question: Am I wrong in believing that you can't build and test
mono if you overwrite the copy of NUnit that comes with Mono?
If I am wrong, then there's no real problem, but maybe still
enough of an apparent problem to confuse some people.
If you want to attract folks to Mono, then I think it's
important not to confuse them. :-)
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> I don't know any problem on using the latest or any
> development versions of NUnit under Mono in the same way as
> .NET users do i.e. install his or her favorite versions of it
> in the GAC.
> That is irrelevant to what Mono team uses. It blocks no one
> from using other versions. Or people can even overwrite the
> pre-installed version.
> Atsushi Eno
> Charlie Poole wrote:
> > Hi,
> >>>> 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
> > 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.
> > Charlie
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