[MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created programs
brian.smart at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Oct 8 11:48:06 EDT 2009
I have replied to another email on this subject but as with your comment I don't know which files you are referring to when you say just deploy the compiled binaries. If I knew where would they be deployed?
From: Lluis Sanchez Gual [mailto:lluis at novell.com]
Sent: 08 October 2009 13:19
To: Brian Smart
Cc: monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Monodevelop and Microsoft VB 2005 created programs
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?
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> > 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:
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