[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created programs

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Thu Oct 8 08:18:33 EDT 2009

Generating tarballs in Windows is not supported. I'll disable it. You
can just deploy the compiled binaries.

El dj 08 de 10 de 2009 a les 09:24 +0100, en/na Brian Smart va escriure:
> Hi all,
> Further to my problem detailed below, I have managed to build a simple
> VB2005 program. This will now run in the MonoDevelop environment OK. 
> When I try to create a Tarball to deploy to a Linux m/c I get the following
> in the 'Packaging Output' window:
> Creating packages
> Package: Tarball
> Generating Autotools files for Solution DrawGraphics
> Creating Makefile.am for Solution DrawGraphics
> Creating autogen.sh
> Creating configure.ac
> Creating Makefile.include
> Adding variables to top-level Makefile
> Deploying Solution to Tarball
> Autotools files were successfully generated.
> Solution could not be deployed: . The system cannot find the file specified
> I can't find any of the files that are listed like Makefile.am, autogen.sh
> etc and do not know which file is being referred to in the statement:  The
> system cannot find the file specified.
> Can anybody offer advice on this problem?
> Regards
> Brian Smart
> Hello Michael,
> I have installed the resgen tool so that part is OK.
> I have a suspicion I am either over complicating the problem of converting
> programs from a Windows VB 2005 created program for use on a Linux system or
> perhaps more likely, trying to do the impossible.
> I understand that at the current state of development MonoDevelop may not be
> able to handle all functions available using VB 2005 and that the MoMA
> program may be able to identity these. Could you confirm that this statement
> is true?
> To explain my desire more completely:
> I can develop programs to run on a Windows machine using VB 2005 to carry
> out automated operations that I need. What I want to do is convert the
> programs so that I can create an install package that will enable the
> program to run on a Linux system without using a program such as 'Wine'. The
> programs as written provide access to emails and databases and both are
> Windows programs (Outlook and Access).
> Am I expecting the impossible?
> If I install MonoDevelop on my Linux m/c will this make any difference to my
> requirement?
> If I install MonoDevelop on my Linux m/c and set about learning C# for
> example can I then, by starting from scratch achieve my objective?
> Sorry about all the questions but if you can help it will be great.
> Regards
> Brian Smart
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Hutchinson [mailto:m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com] 
> Sent: 05 October 2009 17:28
> To: Brian Smart
> Cc: monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created
> programs
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Brian Smart
> <brian.smart at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> > Although I can load a program created using VB2005 into the MonoDevelop
> >  system, when I try to run the program I get the error “Unable to find
> > ‘resgen’ tool. This is followed by the file,project and path information.
> >
> > I can’t find out what the resgen tool is!
> It's used to compile resx resources. It should be included with mono
> tools. What distro or OS are you running on?
> > On a general note, am I right to assume that a program created with VB
> 2005
> > can be built to run on a Linux m/c?
> You don't need to rebuild it. You can use the same binary. You should
> scan it with MoMA to check that it's compatible with Mono:
> http://www.mono-project.com/MoMA

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