[MonoDevelop] Package content

Stephen Roller mono@omghack.com
Thu, 05 Aug 2004 22:11:21 -0500

You make a good point.  We could develop a GTK based shell script
(hopefully with console menus too, for server installations).  The user
would check some boxes and the script would automatically wget the
sources and compile/install.  You couldn't do packages because each
system has it's own packages and stuff....

I use gentoo, so I'm a bit spoiled when it comes to dealing with
packages.  I haven't tried Red Carpet, but from what I understand,
installing Mono in it is a breeze.  Click-Click and your done.  Does
anyone want to confirm that?  I'd install it myself, but keeping
strictly to gentoo's ebuilds makes my system more stable.

On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 20:03, Nik Derewianka wrote:
> >I agree Stephen.
> >if i want to install a web server (xsp/mono) i don't need gtk# that
> >depends of gtk that depends of ......
> >
> >
> >On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 12:45, Stephen Roller wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>I disagree.  There _should_ be 40 different packages to install mono. 
> >>Most of them are entirely seperate projects.  I want Mono and XSP/mod_mono
> >>on my server. I don't want GTK#.
> >>
> >>I think it boils down to what feels normal on that operating system.  It
> >>is quite common for a one-installs-all program in Windows.  In Linux,
> >>things considered separate projects are packaged that way.
> >>
> >>Just my observation/opinion.  I'm sure people will consider moving the
> >>entire Mono suite into one package.
> >>    
> >>
> Just because a systems philosophy is to have small discreet programs 
> doesnt mean that you have to foist the ugly aspects of this on the users 
> (dependancy hell and chasing down the components).
> A really simple installer that has checkboxes for what you wish to 
> install will suffice.  The installer should then be able to 
> intelligently handle the dependancies of that choice without the user 
> having to know about it.  The cygwin installer would have to be one of 
> the better ones i have seen.
> The biggest thing i have noticed coming from windows to linux is the 
> PHENOMENAL amount of questions from seasoned intelligent computer users 
> that have problems installing software.  The installer should be a 
> fundamental part of the build process, it should be working with the 
> nightly builds.
> Having said that - if anyone can show me how to get monodevelop working 
> on windows and/or osx, then i am quite happy to create and maintain 
> installers for them.
> Regards,
> Nik
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