[MonoDevelop] Planning MonoDevelop 1.0

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 06:53:28 EST 2006

Hi Ildar,

On 11/23/06, Ildar Mulyukov <ildar at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> But what is REALLY missing is the possibility to build MD projects
> without a GUI. E.g. if someone has a dedicated server for building
> projects. I know of autotools. But IMO it's too hard to match MD
> solution+projects to autotools set of files. From "matching" point of
> view, MD project is much closer to NAnt. So I think, having NAnt
> support would be much more useful and straightforward. I know of the
> try to implement NAnt support, but AFAIK there's nothing useful right
> now. Or, if there's, I would be glad to see it working with MD-1.0

You can use:

mdtool build ...

to build projects/solutions from console.

>mdtool build --help
MonoDevelop Build Tool
build [options] [project-file]
--f --buildfile:FILE   Project or solution file to build.
--p --project:PROJECT  Name of the project to build.

Another goodies of mdtool:

>mdtool -q
Available applications:
- gsetup: Graphical add-in setup utility
- setup: Add-in setup utility
- dump-addin-tree: Dumps the add-in extension tree to an XML file.
- IDE: The MonoDevelop IDE
- build: Project build tool
- dbgen: Parser database generation tool


Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw

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