[Mono-osx] X11 Dependency
andreas.faerber at web.de
Wed Jan 17 05:50:09 EST 2007
> Anyone have some ideas about how the installer should detect
> whether X11
> is installed or not?
Not really... there should be a receipt of the respective OS X
installer package somewhere though. The installation location
supposedly changed between Panther and Tiger so that would not be a
> I think someone mentioned that we should at least notify the user if
> they don't have it installed, or require it..
Please don't require it, I have been getting along quite well without
it. Especially in order to check that my code runs without X11 I do
not install it on at least one machine: Apart from SWF & co. and Gtk#
requiring X11 there's also the Dumbarton-style and Cocoa# style
approaches, which often don't need X11.
Yet it might be handy to develop against Gtk# even without X11
installed (e.g. Linux deployment). So maybe instead of requiring or
notifying you could rather consider turning the Mono.framework
package into a metapackage (.mpkg) that consists of the core runtime
and optional packages that the advanced user can deselect? I've
installed quite a number of installation packages on OS X and never
encountered such a notification of a missing potential dependency -
dependencies not essential for *installation* are usually only listed
in the readme text displayed by the installer.
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