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

Dan Kegel dank at
Sun Apr 13 14:28:33 CDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Steven Edwards <winehacker at> wrote:
>  Rather than ignoring mono these issues make it sound like Wine and
>  mono should try to work together again. The EULA for the .NET runtime
>  prohibits distributing it and using it on non-windows licensed systems
>  so we are in much the same legal situation with IE where we have to
>  have a replacement.

Yes, exactly.  I've been discussing this a bit on the mono list.

There are two big pieces of work needed:
1) support for mixed assemblies in Mono for Windows
2) porting Mono's WinForms on top of Wine gdiplus
instead of Mono gdiplus (and making it more win32-ish as
a result)

This would be a fine summer project for somebody properly motivated.

There will be more incentive to do this as we get Microsoft .NET working
better, and it becomes clearer just how many applications need one
or the other of the two items above to run.

In short: I think the path to Mono+Wine nivana at the moment leads
directly through enemy territory: we have to get MS .net working better first
before it's clear it'll be worth it.
- Dan

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