[Mono-list] Portable Mono/private bundle version

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 12:26:31 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 11:22 PM, codetale <codetale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I want to know:
> 1. bin and lib (mono runtime) are quite large in size (about 160mb), is it
> possible to reduce it size by removing some some files, I just have to make
> it possible to run pure .Net 2.0 application, others version are not
> consider.
> If it possible to, please note me which are save to remove.

As an independent software developer not affiliated with Novell, I
would advise against bundling at all.  You would be using disk space
on your target machine for something that can be shared between
applications anyway.  If you are deploying to a Windows machine then
the Microsoft .NET runtime should be easily installable, and if you
are deploying to Linux then many distributions already have Mono
packages.  Simply instruct your users to install them.

Chris Howie

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