Difference between revisions of "Mono"

From ArchWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Undo revision 113349 because blocking is not a topic which should be in a wiki page. This wiki page is about USING mono, not NOT USING mono.)
Line 59: Line 59:
== Resources & Links ==
== Resources & Links ==
[http://www.mono-project.com Official Mono website]
*[http://www.mono-project.com Official Mono website]
*[http://mono-project.com/Monkeyguide The Mono Handbook]
[http://mono-project.com/Monkeyguide The Mono Handbook]
*[http://go-mono.org/docs The API reference of Mono]
*[http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/ECMA-334.HTM ECMA-334: C# Language Specification]
[http://go-mono.org/docs The API reference of Mono]
*[http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/ECMA-335.HTM ECMA-335: Common Language Infrastructure (CLI)]
[http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/ECMA-334.HTM ECMA-334: C# Language Specification]
[http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/ECMA-335.HTM ECMA-335: Common Language Infrastructure (CLI)]

Revision as of 12:21, 6 September 2010


Mono is an open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET.

The Arch Linux packages of mono have activated the experimental .NET 4.0 features, but be aware that it's maybe not stable. Those features are only related for developers, if you just use Mono to run applications written in Mono then you will be not affected by this.


First install mono with pacman:

# pacman -S mono

If you need VisualBasic.Net support you have to install the VisualBasic.Net interpreter with pacman:

# pacman -S mono-basic

Registering Mono Applications with the Kernel

You can execute binaries by calling mono manually

mono programsname.exe

It is also possible to tell the kernel to use mono as an interpreter for all Mono binaries. For doing this, just add mono to your daemons array in /etc/rc.conf and it will be automatically setup for you.

DAEMONS=( ..... mono .... )

Now try this:

chmod 755 exefile.exe

Testing Mono

Make a new file; test.cs

using System;

public class Test {
 public static void Main(string[] args) {
  Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");

Then run:

$ mcs test.cs
$ mono test.exe
Hello world!


Starting to develop in Mono/C# is very easy. Just install the MonoDevelop IDE and debugger support with pacman:

# pacman -S monodevelop monodevelop-debugger-gdb monodevelop-debugger-mdb

If you want the API documentation browser and some testing and development tools you have to install the mono-tools:

# pacman -S mono-tools

Resources & Links