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Note: This is the actively maintained version of Bockbuild, used to put together the Mono SDK package for macOS. The legacy versions (used for Banshee and older Mono versions) are available here:

Please file issues with the Mono SDK package for macOS on the Mono GitHub issues page.

The Mono macOS SDK

Bockbuild is already provided as a submodule of Mono. To build a functional distribution in Bockbuild's 'stage' directory, begin from a Mono checkout:

$ git clone
$ cd mono
$ ./scripts/

To get a shell that uses your custom-built distribution (e.g. for testing, to build & run Monodevelop against it):

$ ./external/bockbuild/bb MacSDK --shell

Finally, to create a package of the distribution that installs on the "system Mono" path (/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/...)

$ ./external/bockbuild/bb MacSDK --package

Xamarin Releases

Release packages are built with the following:

$ ./external/bockbuild/bb MacSDKRelease --package