This morning, i woke up and got the build process completely and see if it works by issuing mono -V and i got this results:
Mono JIT compiler version 2.11.1 (tarball Sat Apr 21 20:55:23 WIT 2012) Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com TLS: __thread SIGSEGV: altstack Notifications: epoll Architecture: x86 Disabled: none Misc: softdebug LLVM: supported, not enabled. GC: Included Boehm (with typed GC and Parallel Mark)
Sweet... that just works. After installing Mono, i had an idea about compiling MonoDevelop, the default IDE to build application that are based on Mono. I had problems installing Mono manually in the past, but right now, there's a SlackBuild script for MonoDevelop, so i wanted to give another shot.
Compiling MonoDevelop requires a lot of dependencies and some of them are GNOME-related packages, but rest assured, since all of them are already available in SlackBuilds projects. All you need is to locate them, download, and build them. I provided the list of packages i used to build MonoDevelop below for your reference.
Please note that i used the latest version upstream (if there's any newer version) rather than using the same version used in SlackBuilds project. I also compiled this on a machine using the latest update of Slackware-Current (per April 20 2012) using GLIBC-2.15 and GCC-4.7.0. Every scripts works without any modifications (except for version changes).
Here are the list of dependencies of Mono
- libgdiplus (2.10.9)
- mono (2.11.1)
- mono-addins (0.6.2)
- gtk-sharp (2.12.10)
- gnome-sharp (2.24.2)
- gnome-vfs (2.24.4)
- GConf (2.32.4)
- gnome-mime-data (2.18.0)
- libbonobo (2.32.1)
- avahi (optional, i didn't install it)
- libgnomecanvas (2.30.3)
- libgnomeui (2.24.5)
Please note that i didn't list the duplicate dependencies, because if you follow that order, you should have the packages installed in previous packages. Let me know if i missed some packages (probably because i have installed them prior building this packages)
Here's a screenshot of MonoDevelop that i just compiled