Including Mono within a Wine package - should Wine expect this?
scott at open-vote.org
Fri Apr 11 06:50:05 CDT 2008
Dan Kegel wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org> 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!
Is this true even for the Windows version of Mono? If Mono is supposed
to be a replacement for what the .net framework provides, then it seems
like duplicating this functionality on Windows (and therefore Wine)
would be part of it.
I did some searching as for why this is the case. This link:
indicates that the main issue is the loader supporting PE files, which
is what Wine already does.
>> 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
Hmm...it seems like gluing Mono and Wine together would require a bit
more collaboration than the two projects have.
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