Mono integration

Austin English austinenglish at
Thu Apr 1 11:20:19 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Vincent Povirk
<madewokherd+8cd9 at> wrote:
> I wrote a wiki page yesterday about the current state of Mono
> integration in Wine and what I think needs to be done about it. That
> is at:
> Basically, if you install Mono in Wine, Wine will use it to run .NET
> programs. However, the combination doesn't work for any of the
> programs I've tried. There are a number of things wrong (listed on the
> wiki page), but none of them appear to affect a lot of programs.
> My theory is that it just happens to not work very well because of
> random bugs. I think it's important that we improve this, so that we
> have an alternative to MS .NET. I am amazed that the licensing allows
> us to use MS .NET now (if indeed it really does), and I don't know how
> long that will continue.
> So here is what I'd like to ask from the community:
> * Try some .NET programs with Mono (use the mono26 verb in
> winetricks), and file Wine bugs when they don't work. Even if the bug
> is in Mono, we should investigate it and give them a nice report,
> since we are using Mono in a strange way. Use the dotnet keyword.
> * If an installer for something other than .NET tries to install .NET,
> file a bug for that with the dotnet keyword.

For any .Net version (1.1, 2.0, 3.5)? Does that also count for service
packs? I take it your recent work on mscoree should fake a dotnet

> * Someone other than me, please try to make a Windows build of Mono
> and run the Mono test suite under Wine. I want to make sure that the
> instructions make sense and that someone other than me can do this.

I'll try to do that this in the next few days/weekend.


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