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Re: Mono and .NET Core

From: Brett Gilio
Subject: Re: Mono and .NET Core
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:41:58 -0500
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Adam Van Ymeren writes:

> I tried to package .NET Core a while ago but didn't produce anything useful.  
> Their GNU/Linux story was rapidly changing at the time.
> .NET Core was a pain to package partly because it bootstraps from a binary 
> version of .NET Core similar to Rust.  Although it may be possible to 
> bootstrap via Mono I didn't try it and it's definitely not an upstream 
> supported route ;).
> Personally I ended up with just sticking to Mono for my C# needs as I found 
> .NET Core didn't integrate as nicely into the GNU/Linux ecosystem.
> That being said it would certainly be nice to have packages for it in Guix.
> On October 24, 2018 10:03:29 PM GMT+09:00, address@hidden wrote:
>>Brett Gilio <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> Two questions here.
>>> 1) Has anybody already started taking to try and upgrade Mono to
>>> If not, I will give it a go.
>>> 2) Have we started any packaging on .NET Core, would like to know to
>>> prevent redundancy in work.
>>AFAIK nobody worked in this area yet, so you’ll probably have the
>>privilege to be a pioneer!  :-)
>>Mono was added by janneke (Cc’d), who might have something to add?

>From what I see, coreclr now uses a script. Is it wise to simply use this in the package definition
to build it (I suspect not), or should the build system be configured
from scratch?

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