Dynamo is a open source implementation of a Graph Based Visual Programming Interface that’s being advanced by Autodesk. It’s very similar to Grasshopper (which is pretty tightly integrated with Rhino).
I have followed below link to build Dynamo on Linux:
Here, I will discuss about my struggles and fruitful solution eventually 🙂
Initially, I was having mono version 188.8.131.52
Later, I installed 184.108.40.206 but I think changing the version won’t solve any problem. Still I did it using:
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apt-key adv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list
apt-get install mono-devel
Now, on running:
xbuild /p:Configuration=Release src/Dynamo.Mono.sln
I faced an error:
MSBUILD: error MSBUILD0000: Project file ‘src/Dynamo.Mono.sln’ not found.
Then, I cloned the repository with x.sln file in it.
git clone https://github.com/DynamoDS/Dynamo
You can get similar error as below mentioned if the data in Dynamo.Mono.sln file is not appropriate:
Dynamo.Mono.sln: Invalid solution configuration and platform: “Release|Any CPU”
Solution file error MSB5010: No file format header found.
Now, again on running above command, I got another error:
ShapewaysClient.cs(1,7): error CS0246: The type or namespace name ‘Newtonsoft’ could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
ShapewaysClient.cs(2,7): error CS0246: The type or namespace name ‘RestSharp’ could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
almost 8 erros
For solving this, I tried installing NuGet Packages:
#sudo apt install nuget
After installing Newtonsoft.Json:
#nuget install Newtonsoft.Json
Though it didn’t solve my problem completely, but now there were 4 errors instead of 8.
I even tried installing zip file for Newtonsoft from here: https://github.com/JamesNK/Newtonsoft.Json/releases
But nothing helped.
Also to upgrade the version of Nuget, one can use:
nuget update -self
To check the version of nuget:
Later, I tried:
mcs /reference:Newtonsoft.Json.dll /reference:RestSharp.dll ShapewaysClient.cs
to solve the error. But this was also not the one I am looking for.
Now, the working solution is:
After this, I compiled using mono Program.exe
I again got some errors of dependencies, it got solved after insatlling them. Still I was getting errors: https://hastebin.com/avokifahuw.pas
I will update the blog soon with the solution 🙂
Stay tuned 😉