[Mono-dev] Class status pages are empty

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Wed Jan 21 06:16:31 EST 2009

They are now at http://go-mono.com/status

Atsushi Eno

Leszek Ciesielski wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>> Perhaps some members of the Mono team use gui-compare, but I think end-users
>>> / third-party developers appreciate an easy way to consult the API
>>> compatibility level of certain types/members.
>>> The only painful part of the online class status pages (that I see) is that
>>> the masterinfo files are not automatically updated (after changes to
>>> mono-api-info). This could be scheduled as part of the win32 buildbot
>>> though.
>> Well, the masterinfo files are really static.   Every time there is a
>> new release, someone goes scavenging for all the files, and runs
>> mono-api-info on the given assemblies and then we version the result.
>> The actual masterinfos that we have are all listed in
>> mono-tools/gui-compare/InfoManager.cs.  Just grep for "Uri" there.
>> So its merely an issue of fixing the build, and running more
>> mono-api-diffs and generate more web pages for each of the profiles we
>> want to compare.   I think those should be:
>>        1.1
>>        2.0
>>        3.5 SP1
>> On a side note: the generation of the masterinfo files is less that
>> stellar.  We have used a mix of the Reflection-based tools, and the
>> Cecil tools to extract the information, and they are *slightly*
>> different.
>> In the last batch (done for 3.5SP1) I used the Cecil tools for half the
>> assemblies (those that lived under Windows/) and reflection ones for the
>> ones that live under "Reference Assemblies" because the Cecil ones
>> required an assembly resolver that did not work.
>> So the result is mixed.
>>> Does gui-compare use the same "masterinfo" input files (for .NET) as
>>> corcompare?
>> Yes.
>>> Gert
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com
>>> [mailto:mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Miguel de
>>> Icaza
>>> Sent: zondag 21 september 2008 19:32
>>> To: Gert Driesen
>>> Cc: 'mono-devel-list'
>>> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Class status pages are empty
>>> Hello,
>>>> What was the reason for discontinuing the (online) class status pages?
>>> We never really discontinued it, at least in my case, I stopped caring.
>>> They were just difficult to maintain, and doing quick changes were not
>>> reflected quickly (we had to wait a few hours for either the process to
>>> run, or setup a local system which was never well documented and was
>>> messy).
>>> Chris Toshok wrote gui-compare, which was very useful to quickly iterate
>>> over an API and have since then barely used the Web UI.  I am not sure
>>> if others have done it, but I think some of us just stopped using it.
>>> I agree that a web version has a lot of value, and would love to keep it
>>> around, but in its current form its painful to deal with.   The other
>>> bit that is important to point out is that it has not been upgraded to
>>> deal with the various new profiles, that is something that would have to
>>> be done as well.
> Sorry for resurrecting an old discussion, but a lot of pages contain
> links to the Mono Class Status page. Which - if if understood this
> discussion - is no longer maintained. Could someone put a warning
> there that the page no longer works, and what should be used instead?
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