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I always wondered if running Mono apps will ever be available for Linux by just double clicking on the .exe. Now, in order to have a launcher on GNOME, the best way is to add a new bash file which will do the 'mono myapp.exe' for you.

I remember there were some ideas to have that in Linux long time ago, but nothing recently...

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I don't know about mono apps, but Ubuntu can run .exe files through WINE by double clicking. I think it mono will be just the same. – phunehehe Sep 15 '10 at 12:42
idk why not... it's really a matter of just telling your DE to handle the extension by executing it. ( of course the file must be marked executable ) – xenoterracide Sep 15 '10 at 21:32
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Ubuntu has this by default, AFAIK. For an idea of how this might work, take a look at: binfmt_misc

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@flipm0de Look in /var/lib/binfmts/cli if you're interested in how it's registered and/or if you want to change which runtime is used to run the app. – grendel Sep 15 '10 at 13:29

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