[Mono-osx] Downloadable Documentation?

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 1 01:53:32 EDT 2006

    This may be a stupid question.  I've recently come across the  
'boo' language.  It looks interesting and it has dragged me into  
using mono.  I know the language well enough (it is pretty similar to  
python).  However, I don't know the standard libraries very well at all.

    Where can I get a library reference that I can download?

    http://www.go-mono.com/docs/ has online documentation for most of  
the libraries.  I guess I could crawl it, but that doesn't seem like  
a nice solution.  (I want an offline copy.)
    Microsoft has an online class library reference, and they have a  
downloadable .NET SDK which I assume includes docs.  But I don't have  
access to a Windows box, and the SDK is only available as a windows  

    I posted on the mono-docs mailing list and was told:

> If you have Mono installed, you should already have the library
> reference installed.  The documentation is within the `monodoc-core'
> package, and the documentation viewer program -- monodoc -- is within
> the `mono-tools' package.

   But it seems the Mac Mono installer doesn't install a 'monodoc'  
binary.  As was noted earlier this month in a thread entitled  
"Getting online Help to work", there is a monodoc dir consisting of  
zip files and indexes.

   Can I use monodocs2html to get useful docs?  If I try something  
like this:

monodocs2html --source /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/ 
1.1.15/lib/monodoc/sources/ --dest monodocs

I get an error that there is no index.xml, which is right.  There is  
no index.xml in the "Mono.zip" file in the sources dir either.  What  
should I be doing?


Will          :-}

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