[Mono-osx] Shipping Mono on Mac
R. Tyler Ballance
tyler at bleepconsulting.com
Tue Feb 27 03:27:22 EST 2007
On Feb 26, 2007, at 3:07 PM, Craig Hopson wrote:
> We are investigating porting a .NET application to the Mac OS and
> Linux. Mono seems like a good possibility. I have seen comments
> about work-in-progress on Mono applications for Mac, but I have not
> yet seen a shipping cross-platform application. Can anyone point me
> at one/some? Or, to put it another way, does anyone know of any
> obvious reason(s) why such a port might be a bad idea?
First things first, are you going to use Windows Forms? Make sure
what you're doing even _works_ on Mac OS X.
Gtk#? Same thing, a bit more painful (IMHO)
None of the above? Well, you're in luck I suppose. I recently
deployed a Mono-based Mac OS X daemon (launchd FTW!) and I simply
used an installer package to install my software tied to a Mono
installer package bundled together in a meta-package that would
install the latest (bundled) Mono, and then installer my software; to
top it all off, it would call launchctl(1) in the postflight script
and launch my daemon as well :)
If you're doing something along those lines, meta-packages kick ass;
if you're doing something with Dumbarton, bundling is a bit harder.
And of course, port away and good luck!
R. Tyler Ballance: Custom Mac and Linux Development at bleep. consulting
contact: tyler at bleepconsulting.com | jabber: tyler at jabber.geekisp.com
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