[Mono-dev] Mono support on Fedora, Ubuntu, Solaris, etc.

Andrew Jorgensen ajorgensen at novell.com
Tue Sep 16 15:42:53 EDT 2008

We'll build for Mac OS X on PPC and x86 still but we would appreciate
help with Solaris.

What I'm trying to do for solaris is start maintaining the packages on
Blastwave.org.  They have a build infrastructure and lots of packagers
to help us with packaging and build difficulties.  Go to
http://wiki.blastwave.org/ and click on the "Join Us" link.  Mention in
the "Additional Notes" that you want to help maintain the mono packages.

If you had something else in mind let me know, but I think that hosting
it on blastwave will give it the best exposure inside the solaris

>>> "pablosantosluac at terra.es" <pablosantosluac at terra.es> 09/16/08 1:14
PM >>>
Hi there,

I think we can commit to keep builds for

- Solaris x86
- Solaris SPARC
- Mac PPC

(And hopefully soon HP-UX, but not yet).

But, we'd need some help starting up since I expect some problems 
building in Solaris.



Andrew Jorgensen escribió:
> The Mono Team is looking for volunteers to maintain packages for
several platforms.  We receive many bug reports and request for help
which ultimately turn out to be incompatibilities between the packages
we build and platforms we do not test them on.  The Generic Linux
installer has been especially problematic in this regard.
> Historically it was important for us to provide packages for
distributions that did not carry Mono.  With all major distributions
already including some version of Mono it's time to focus on ensuring
that they include the best version and that it's packaged in the best
> For these reasons we have decided that the Mono team will only release
binaries for platforms we test.  This includes the latest openSUSE
(11.0), the latest SuSE Linux Enterprise (SLE 10), Windows, and MacOSX. 
The Generic Linux installer has already been dropped.  This new policy
will take effect immediately and will impact the 2.0 release.
> This does not mean that we don't want Mono to run well on other
distributions. On the contrary we want to give our users and developers
the best experience possible.  The best way to do this is to have better
cooperation with members of the major distribution projects.
> Ideally we'd like to have each distribution provide packages for their
own releases.  For instance we would love to have an Ubuntu PPA with the
latest mono.  I don't know if Fedora has something similar but we can
use the openSUSE Build Service to build packages for RedHat derivatives
if they don't.  Our hope is that this will lead to better mono support
on all the major distributions.
> We are also looking for a volunteer who is passionate about Mono on
Solaris to maintain packages on Blastwave.
> If you are a packager for one of these projects and / or have the
skills to help in this way please contact me.  If possible we would like
to have packages for all these platforms available when 2.0 is released
in late September (more likely early October).
> Andrew Jorgensen
> Mono / Moonlight Package Maintainer
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