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Re: FW: [DotGNU]The Mingw32 ilrun seems to run

From: Adam Treat
Subject: Re: FW: [DotGNU]The Mingw32 ilrun seems to run
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 11:48:31 -0500
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On Monday 02 December 2002 09:33 am, Simon Guindon wrote:
>  Why not implement it the way MS does with mscoree.dll and the method
> _CorExeMain and when a win32 installer is used along with pnet, just simply
> check if this dll already exists, if so, allow the user to choose if they
> want pnet to handle managed executables, or leave it as is with MS
> framework handling it.
>  If they choose pnet, then we overwrite the mscoree.dll, if not, we leave
> it.
> To even further extend it, make a backup of mscoree.dll and have a toggle
> app that allows you to switch it back and forth from pnet/.NET

I like this idea.  This is definately the preferred way of handling PNet on 
Windows, IMHO.  This would be slick and provide the polish that Windows 
developers will be looking for ;)

>  Shouldn't be too difficult to do this.  I think the goal should be a very
> easy deployment and setup for end users if they don't have the runtime,
> click and run is important here I think.
>  Thats my 2 cents anyways lol.  I'm always an advocate for end user
> friendliness as this is important for adoption if you want applications to
> be run on your platform with every day users.
>  Take care,
> Simon

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