[Ironruby-core] Contributing?

Jim Deville jdeville at microsoft.com
Sat Oct 23 00:00:56 EDT 2010

The Rake files were deleted because they were hard to maintain and redundant.

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From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Michael Letterle
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 6:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Contributing?

A couple thoughts below:

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Mike Moore <blowmage at gmail.com> wrote:
> With a brave new world ahead for IronRuby, what do you all think about 
> the following ideas?
> 1) Move to GitHub - I won't likely contribute if I have to use 
> CodePlex. And I'd like to contribute. Can we do like the rest of Mono 
> and make GitHub the central repository and source of all truth? Please?


My understanding is that Codeplex is used only for end user distribution and bug tracking

> 3) Detach from Visual Studio - I'm not on Windows, and I won't be 
> using Visual Studio. I'd prefer everything to build with rake tasks on 
> Windows and Mono. I assume things are the way they are right now 
> because of Microsoft's build process. And right now it does not seem 
> possible for me to build without Visual Studio. What about devs who 
> are using MonoDevelop? Or any of the more powerful text editors? I'm 
> convinced this is a major hurdle to getting many of the other Rubyist 
> language implementors involved. Assuming I am not alone on this, is it 
> possible we can make this project reflect the realities of the majority of folks that would like to contribute?

You can certainly build without VS, this has always been the case.
All you need is msbuild or xbuild for the solution files, in the past there have been Rake files as part of the repo from very early on..
but they seem to have disappeared.. anyone know what happened?

I'm taking a look now on building under mono on linux, it's something me and Ivan were working on earlier in the year and this seems like a good time to revisit.

Michael Letterle
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