Friday, June 15, 2012

Running Tomboy Note-Taking App on Mac

When running Tomboy 1.10.2 on Mac OS X Lion with Mono 2.10.9 installed, I got this error:-
Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for IgeMacIntegration.IgeMacDock ---> System.EntryPointNotFoundException: ige_mac_dock_get_type
I found that the ige-mac-integration-sharp.dll library used by Tomboy is not compatible with libigemacintegration.dylib in Mono 2.10.9 (some external functions don't exist any more). I'm new to Mono and this library and I just wanted to get Tomboy to run on Mac and also wanted to keep the latest version of Mono so I did a dirty fix by doing the following:-

  • Build Tomboy.
git clone git://
xbuild Tomboy-mac.sln
  • Copy libigemacintegration.0.0.0.dylib from Mono 2.6.x to and rename it to libigemacintegration.dylib

  • Transfer all notes from my Ubuntu machine to Mac.
cp /Volumes/tom-ubuntu/.local/share/tomboy/*.note /Users/tomtanti/Library/Application Support/Tomboy/
  • Run Tomboy for testing.
  • Move to Applications so that I can simply run it from there in the future.