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Re: Updating mono. Adding MSBuild.

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Updating mono. Adding MSBuild.
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:43:46 +0100
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Hi Brett,

thank you for looking into this.

> Our mono package is pretty severely out of date. I want to take care of
> updating it to a version consistent with this century. However, there
> seems to be an issue perhaps along the lines similar to bootstrapping
> Rust and JDK.
> Mono, for most distributions, seems to be bootstrapped with a prebuilt
> binary mono-lite. Due to this, I am unsure of how to make the first step
> in correctly repackaging Mono.

Instead of adding a new binary mono-lite, can we reuse the existing
“mono” package to build the new Mono?

(I don’t know what MSBuild is and how it would help here.)


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