Why does Banshee have a ".exe" extension on Ubuntu?

Asked by Ryan Kitty on 2011-01-27

I am curious as to why the Linux version of Banshee has a ".exe" extension, when it is not running the Windows version, or even running in WINE, for that fact. (Bug #707818)

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #1

the copy i have doesn't. maybe the person who reported the bug type it in by habit cuz he/she is a former windoze user. are you losing sleep over this?

Victor Vargas (kamus) said : #2

Means that banshee was developer in C# (a native windows programming language) so if you want to compile and run your C# applications needs a external software in Linux, mono in this case so that's all. maybe I forgot to mention many details but like a general overview is just that.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

e.g. regarding mono, same with Tomboy (/usr/lib/tomboy/Tomboy.exe).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_%28software%29

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