My answers below:

Regards, Laurent Etiemble.

2011/9/23 Alan Grace <a...@sybermedica.com>

>   Hi Laurent
> thanks for your reply.
> I’ve looked at the 2nd option using NAnt script and I got so far but I’m
> afraid there are too many holes in my knowledge in this
> area.  I’m amazed that no one else wants to do this which suggests to me
> that it is not a sensible route.  Would you agree?
Most of the developers are using the MonoDevelop option.

Providing NAnt support is an historical choice. The xbuild tool was not
mature enough (now it is getting better), and NAnt is always bundled with
the Mono framework. The NAnt tasks are for people who wants a fine grain
control over the build process and/or to use Continuous Integration. I agree
that it can be hard to dive into NAnt, but once learned, it proves to be

> >>Note: I am currently working on a set of MSBuild tasks to offer the
> native packaging to any MSBuild based project.
> Any idea when this might be available?

The tasks are ready and will be part of the upcoming 4.0 release, but they
will also be compatible with the 3.0 release. I am currently working on the
packaging and the website update and expect to release everything in one or
two weeks.

> thanks again
> Alan
>  *From:* Laurent Etiemble <laurent.etiem...@monobjc.net>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 23, 2011 8:20 AM
> *To:* users@lists.monobjc.net
> *Subject:* Re: [users@lists.monobjc.net] visual studio native mac app
> Hello,
> For the moment, there are two options to package an application into a
> native Mac application:
> 1) by using MonoDevelop addins: under MonoDevelop, Monobjc project can be
> exported as native application from the GUI. See
> http://www.monobjc.net/index.php?page=monodevelop-addins.
> 2) by using the Monobjc NAnt tasks. NAnt is an XML based scripting system,
> which is very flexible. See
> http://www.monobjc.net/index.php?page=nant-tasks.
> Obviously, as you already have a working development environment, I suggest
> you to use the second option. The Monobjc NAnt tasks documentation contains
> an example of NAnt script for the native packaging.
> Feel free to experiment and ask questions.
> Regards, Laurent Etiemble.
> Note: I am currently working on a set of MSBuild tasks to offer the native
> packaging to any MSBuild based project.
> 2011/9/22 Alan Grace <a...@sybermedica.com>
>>   I’ve written an application for Mac using visual studio and
>> Embacadero’s prism.  This allows
>> me to use .net code and Objective Pascal.  The app works but
>> our users will have to install mono.  Does anyone know how I can repackage
>> the
>> app into a native mac app?
>> Thanks
>> Alan Grace

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