[Mono-list] Installing mono to cygwin

Jonathan Pobst monkey at jpobst.com
Tue Nov 27 17:50:48 UTC 2012

Following the Tomboy installation guide, it does not even use Mono on 
Windows.  It uses .NET and GTK# for .NET.


My guess is you installed Mono instead of GTK# for .NET.

You want:


Hope this helps!

On 11/27/2012 11:31 AM, Stifu wrote:
> That sounds too complicated and twisted, especially if you're trying to get
> people to use the app. If Tomboy has to be fixed, then you should get in
> touch with one of the maintainers.
> I found this related 4-year old article:
> http://automorphic.blogspot.fr/2008/10/tomboy-preview-for-windows-and-mac.html
> apollothethird wrote
>> I'm not totally sure what you mean.  If you mean what I think you mean,
>> that was what I tried first.  I'll explain my objective.
>> I'm trying to use Tomboy notes on a Windows machine.  I discovered Tomboy
>> notes with my Linux machine... Linux of which I personally run exclusive.
>> Now what I'm trying to introduce this jewel to my friends, family, and
>> associates who I haven't converted to Linux yet.  In this effort I
>> installed Windows on a support machine of which I'm trying to get Tomboy
>> notes functioning.
>> I spent two weeks trying to get Tomboy to install on Windows 7.  I
>> couldn't get past the error message of the Tomboy installer not
>> recognizing mono is installed, even though I have installed it numerous
>> times and added the bin directory to the OS' path in such that "mono"
>> brings up the help screen from any window.  So I have installed almost
>> 2gigs of Cygwin to try to get Tomboy working this way.  Thus I'm at the
>> point of trying to get the Mono dependency installed.  I'm only on Cygwin
>> for two days.  I appear to be making progress faster here with Cygwin than
>> I was making on Windows.
>> -- L. James
>> --
>> L. D. James
>> ljames at apollo3.com
>> www.apollo3.com/~ljames
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