[Mono-osx] Requesting tool attention for OS X
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at novell.com
Sat Nov 28 13:45:21 EST 2009
> Poking around the web, I found "monodoc"
> (http://www.mono-project.com/Monodoc), but it doesn't appear to be
> available for Mac.
Correct; The problem is that Monodoc needs an HTML rendering
control, and none of the HTML engines available for Gtk+ have been
made part of the Gtk+ distribution due to the complexity of building
them. Until that can be solved, the standard Monodoc will not be
Another option is for someone to complete the Monodoc/Cocoa# version
so that we can ship that by default (it has to be Cocoa# because we do
ship that already with Mono) or it could be written against one of the
other bindings for Cocoa, but it would have to be shipped as a
> I saw someone reference "mdb" in IRC, but that's missing too.
We do not ship MDB yet, mostly because we have dropped the ball there.
For mdb to work on new OSX versions, we have to sign the executable,
and although it is on the TODO list for the packaging team, the team
has been busy with other things, so mdb does not yet work in a usable
state, despite the fact that it does work.
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