[Mono-dev] Class status pages are empty

Leszek Ciesielski skolima at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 06:30:54 EST 2009

That's excellent! Thank you.

Could http://www.mono-project.com/Class_Status get updated to point to
them? Also, it might  be a good idea to redirect hits from
http://mono.ximian.com/class-status/ (and below this directory) to the
new location, a lot of pages on the web contain links to the old

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Atsushi Eno <atsushi at ximian.com> wrote:
> 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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