[MonoDevelop] Autotools alternative?

Ympostor ympostor at clix.pt
Mon Jul 3 06:51:38 EDT 2006

Scott Ellington wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 15:53 +0200, Ympostor wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer Scott!
>> Scott Ellington wrote:
>>> Nant doesn't yet fit well into mono's application deployment guidelines
>>> ( link: http://www.mono-project.com/Guidelines:Application_Deployment ).
>> Why? :)
> I am no NAnt expert, but when I looked into to it for using on my mono
> app, I found it not easy to check for dependencies ( i.e. pkg-config
> modules ).  
> Probably, a lot of the stuff that is needed could be done with Nant, but
> it may require a lot of customizations that do not come with Nant out of
> the box.  Someone would need to fully investigate this.

Very interesting, Scott. Thanks for your answers.
In the next months it's possible that I spend time studying NAnt and 
NUnit stuff so if I have time I will have a look at it.

BTW (wondering again... :), it seems now that there is other viable 
alternative (CMake [1]) which has been adopted by KDE guys [2]. It seems 
easier than auto-tools and multi-platform. Could we make the switch too 
in MonoDevelop? (I mean, would it be desirable, as long as someone makes 
a CMake add-in for example?) I guess that the main advantage would be to 
no longer need Cygwin for the porting effort that is taking place now, 
am I right?


[1] http://www.cmake.org/
[2] http://lwn.net/Articles/188693/

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