Including Mono within a Wine package - should Wine expect this?

Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Apr 10 21:54:30 CDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
>  > Wine-mono on the other hand is probably premature.
>  > How many apps are helped at the moment by
>  >   winetricks mono12
>  > ?  I don't think it's a large number.
>  Honestly I don't know.  Is this due to inadequacies in the current mono,
>  or inadequacies in Wine?

Mono doesn't even try to handle mixed-mode assemblies (i.e. ones
that contain some native code).  And by gum, every .net app built
by Microsoft tools seems to include some native code for some odd
reason.  Go figure!

>  Either way, Mono 2.0 will finally come out around the same time as Wine
>  1.0 (quarter 2 of 2008), and I suspect the number of applications Mono
>  helps will greatly improve by then.

Maybe, but only apps that have been properly cleaned of native code.
- Dan

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