[Mono-dev] Still trying to solve e=mc^2

Brian Crowell mono-devel at fluggo.com
Mon Oct 23 12:40:24 EDT 2006

jan jan wrote:
> Can someone please explain to me the patch process or refer me to some 
> step-by-step document that explains this ?

Disclaimer: I'm not a Mono developer. I just watch this list; I tend to have issues only the developers can solve.

------ Getting patches

The easiest thing to do is to download the current stable version and follow the instructions in the release notes:


You could also do the same with the daily packages:


The second-easiest thing to do is to keep up with the bleeding edge of development using Subversion. See:

Your Linux distribution should most likely come with Subversion, but it case it doesn't:


The most difficult thing to do is patch from the lists. Generally if you just wait, though, the patch will be approved and end up in the repository anyhow.

------ Submitting patches

If you're looking to submit stuff, it's best if you develop against the bleeding edge using Subversion. Once you have modified the code so that it works, run "svn diff" from an appropriate directory. You can save the output to a file and submit it, either by uploading to Bugzilla or to this mailing list.

> Is there a chat room or something where I can meet other developers - 
> specifically those with their emails in the source code ?

As far as I know, you're in the best place for this, assuming you want to know about hacking on Mono. If you're writing code that uses Mono, and you don't have a bug report or other internal question, the right place is the mono-list:



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