[Ironruby-core] Contributing?

Tomas Matousek Tomas.Matousek at microsoft.com
Sat Oct 23 03:19:26 EDT 2010

What do you need the "DEBUG MONO" constant for? The default "Debug" configuration doesn't work?

What version of Mono do you use? I think 2.8 should be the target for IronRUby.


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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 8:02 PM
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Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] Contributing?

Along the lines of IronRuby on mono, a small change was required for now since Mono doesn't implement one of the newer Monitor.TryEnter overloads, see my branch here:

compiles with:

xbuild /property:TreatWarningsAsErrors=false
/property:DefineConstants="DEBUG MONO" Ruby.csproj

Working on getting IronRuby.Console compiled now... already ran into a casing issue >.<

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Jonathan Allen <grauenwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would caution you against moving too far away from Microsoft 
> Technology, lest you alienate Windows developers.
> 1. If this project is going to be owned by Mono, then it would be 
> reasonable to move to GitHub. But to drop CodePlex just because you 
> feel like being stubborn isn't.
> 3. One of the biggest barriers for Windows developers who want to 
> contribute to Mono is the project/build system. When looking at it for 
> the first time it is really hard to just figure out where to start. 
> And they certainly don't want to go back to editing source files with 
> notepad. So while being able to build without Visual Studio is 
> important, be careful not to remove the VS/MSBuild option.
> Jonathan Allen
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 5:10 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?
>> 2) Detach IronPython - Looking through the code, it seems that 
>> IronPython is in the same repo. I'm sure this is a holdover of how 
>> Microsoft had everything organized. And I'm sure it made sense then, 
>> but I don't think it makes sense now. I'd like to work on IronRuby, 
>> and I honestly don't care about having to check IronPython. Now that 
>> the DLR API is fixed, and there is no longer one Microsoft group in 
>> charge of both projects, can we move these into separate repos?
>> 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?
>> 4) Remove ancillary projects into their own repos - IronRuby.Rack 
>> should live in its own repo, IMO. So should the Visual Studio tools. 
>> This is similar to separating IronPython into its own repo, but it 
>> needs to go further. Are there any reasons this should not be done?
>> What else do you guys think needs to change now that IronRuby is free 
>> from Microsoft's processes?
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