Building Nancy on Mono
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Setting up the development environment
We have been using Mono 2.10.2, anything earlier produces build errors. The version of MonoDevelop that we have been using is the 2.6 build. The instructions are the same for both Linux and OS X installations.
NDjango is built using F#, so in order to compile and execute the NDjango engine you will need to have F# and the FSharp PowerPack installed. If you are running Mono on Linux, you will have to also install the fsharp package, but if you are running on OSX no extra step is needed because F# is bundled in the Mono 2.10.2 installation package for OSX.
Once downloaded you need to unzip and install it into the GAC
sudo unzip FSharpPowerPack.zip -d /opt cd /opt/FSharpPowerPack-18.104.22.168/bin sudo gacutil /i FSharp.Compiler.CodeDom.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.Build.Tasks.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.Compatibility.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.Linq.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.Metadata.dll sudo gacutil /i FSharp.PowerPack.Parallel.Seq.dll
To verify that the installation was successful run the following commands
$ fsi Microsoft (R) F# 2.0 Interactive build (private) Copyright (c) 2002-2010 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. For help type #help;; > #r "FSharp.PowerPack.dll";; --> Referenced '/opt/FSharpPowerPack-22.214.171.124/bin/FSharp.PowerPack.dll' > #quit;;
The Nancy.sln file contains two, Mono specific, build configurations, called MonoDebug and MonoRelease, that should be build when building Nancy on Mono. These ensures that windows-only features (such as the WCF host) will not produce build errors when you compile the source.