[MonoDevelop] Solution/project files missing in source package

safknw at gmail.com safknw at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 08:05:28 EST 2010

Hi Andy,
You misunderstood my problem.
I'm not talking about packaging. I talking about output of source package  
(tar.gz here), which does not contain solution/project file. If somebody  
has downloaded source, he cannot open project even if he has MonoDevelop  


On , Andy York <andy at brdstudio.net> wrote:

> I think the packaging project is primarily for Linux builds, because of
> Windows having such good standardization I think your saying that most
> developers would just use a binary release for Windows. Having the
> packaging project available in Windows allows you to use openSUSE Build
> Service (https://build.opensuse.org/)
> without needing to have a Linux development environment to develop your
> project for Linux. The package project is not like VS or SharpDevelop
> installer projects instead they contain everything you need to build in
> a *nix environment.

> Someone may correct me but the design of the packaging project is not a
> bug but an intentional design, with the large amount of good installers
> for Windows (WIX, NSIS, etc.) they most likely didn't want to reinvent
> the wheel but left it on there for it to be easy to develop for Linux
> in the same solution.

> I hope this helps.

> SpoodyGoon

> On 2/19/2010 2:33 AM, safknw at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,

> I have create a packaging project which contains source files. This
> tar.gz contains all source code + make files. It does not contain any
> solution or project files. So other people cannot open project.

> It must contain project files, because I feel that most of .Net prefer
> building using solution. And also make files are no use to windows
> users.

> One more point building using make files require many unnecessary
> dependency, in case of solution file we just need mono/.Net runtime and
> other dlls.

> I'm using mono 2.6 and MD 2.2.

> Should I file a bug or feature request in bugzilla?

> --

> Sharique

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