[MonoDevelop] #D coorporation

Giuseppe Greco giuseppe.greco@agamura.com
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 19:45:22 +0100

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 19:26, John Luke wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 19:14 +0100, Giuseppe Greco wrote:
> > I do not agree!
> > 
> > Just download the following sample application and
> > try to build it with the latest version of nant:
> > 
> > http://developer.agamura.com/resources/thermota-0.6.src.tar.gz
> > 
> > We develop our software on Linux, and we use NAnt to build
> > it. Of course, at the beginning there were some small problems,
> > but now I can assure you that NAnt is quite mature.
> > 
> I guess we will have to agree to disagree here:
> 1. Nant has greatly improved recently, and I have used it myself on
> linux for a long time.
> 2. Your sample is only managed code.

Yes, that's true... even if you can invoke the
C compiler with the <exec> task. I'm honest... we
used to compile C code with make/automake, but we
tried, for example, to build our LaTeX docs with
NAnt instead of make, and it works fine.

By the way, I understand you viewpoint.

> 3. does nant support building C? 

Just ask it to the NAnt community: Ian, Gert, Jarek, is there any
plan to build C support in NAnt?

> 4. There is no one build system that is best for everything
> 5. It is not really about nant being immature, more about not solving
> all the same problems as the auto* tools yet
> 6. I just tried it and it failed, which means I have to re-download nant
> and update it, see if it works, maybe edit the framework settings, then
> retry, so you see it is not as simple as you think
Giuseppe Greco


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