Mono Compile

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What is Mono?

Mono is a free and open source project led by Xamarin (formerly by Novell and originally by Ximian) to create an Ecma standard-compliant, .NET Framework-compatible set of tools including, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime.

The stated purpose of Mono is not only to be able to run Microsoft .NET applications cross-platform, but also to bring better development tools to Linux developers.[3] Mono can be run on many software systems including Android, most Linux distributions, BSD, OS X, Windows, Solaris, and even some game consoles such as PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

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Compiling and Installing

The following script will compile and install the Mono Framework including the GDI+ and the Visual Basic library. Make sure your Linux is up to date before compiling.

As of 2016-01-26 it will compile Mono v4.3.3 or newer.

The Mono compilation script has been tested on the following Linux distributions:

  • Rasbian (Rasberry Pi)
    • Debian Wheezy 07-01-2014
      • Tested on 2014-04-27
      • Will not compile mono-basic.
  • Ubuntu
    • 12.04.4 LTS
      • Tested on 2014-04-27
    • 14.04 LTS
      • Tested on 2014-04-27
  • Debian
    •  7
      • Tested on 2015-03-29
      • Will not compile libgdiplus.
      • For Windows Forms support extra libraries are required:



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