I used to be able to run the excellent yWriter software on Debian using the mono command in the directory containing the executable, as it says on the official website.
Now instead I get the following error:
The entry point method could not be loaded due to Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualBasic, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ or one of its dependencies.
Any mono experts who might know what the problem is and how to fix it, I wonder, please? I have the latest version of mono from their repositories. It updated today and I hoped it would start working again, but it has not
Wow sorry I don’t have an answer but I didn’t even know something like that was possible. I’m no coder in any shape or form, is mono like a c# in linux? So if an application is written in c# it might be possible to run it in linux if you have mono installed?
I’m no expert on Microsoft technologies either, though as far as I know Mono is an open-source implementation of their .NET technologies or at least a very large subset thereof. The purpose is to allow applications coded using Microsoft languages (such as C# and Visual Basic) to run on operating systems other than Windows.
yWriter used to work perfectly under Debian 9 but recent versions of Mono are not able to run it under Debian 10 - at least not on my systems. I think there’s probably some minor detail I’m missing but no response of yet.
Thanks for your feedback anyway, jackjack5!