[MonoDevelop] Portable Monodevelop/Mono Distribution

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 01:25:56 EDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM, anidotnet <anidotnet at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's good to hear that it is possible. I am pretty much interested in doing
> that, but I need some help. If it is possible for you to give me some
> pointers about that, then I will be happy to start with it.

It's fairly straightforward. Most it will just be matter of figuring
out env vars. Also, we don't often run MonoDevelop on Mono on Windows,
so there may well be bugs there that you will run into.

MonoDevelop doesn't really need much in the way of installation. If
you lift the "MonoDevelop" folder from Program Files, it should work
on any machine with .NET. You might have to tweak a few things,
especially if you want it to store all user data & prefs in a location
other than the Windows user profile. Regarding Mono, it's a similar
story. No installation should be required. So, the trick is to use a
launcher of some kind (e.g. bat script) to run MonoDevelop using Mono,
then MonoDevelop will detect Mono as its "host" runtime.

Michael Hutchinson

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