[Mono-bugs] [Bug 353597] System.Xml.Linq installed in 3.5 profile while System. Core in 2.0 profile

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User gert.driesen at pandora.be added comment

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--- Comment #1 from Gert Driesen <gert.driesen at pandora.be>  2008-01-14 05:20:28 MST ---
In my (humble) opinion, these should all be installed in the 3.5 directory.

Users should be aware what framework version of .NET or Mono "Profile" they're
using, and choose explicitly to target a specific version instead of seemlessly
rolling into a new version.

I think there probably is already enough confusion with regards to our version
scheme (when compared to MS .NET). THe only constant right now was that our
"profiles" matched a given framework version (not CLR version). So I'd vote
against combining multiple .NET framework versions in a single mono profile.

In fact, I think the way our toolset is named and packaged could have been
better. We currently have a mixture of unique names (mcs <-> gmcs), and version
suffixes (al <-> al2). While other tools are even only available for a given
profile version (eg. xsd).

If we had at least a complete set of tools available for each profile, then we
could have separate distributions for each profile, or at least have clearly
defined dependencies.

Even if the 2.0 and 3.5 profile use the same CLR and core system assemblies,
the toolset of both profiles is different (new changed/functionality, new
tools, ...). 

If API compatibility with MS is considered "important", then so should tool
compatibility be.

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