[Mono-dev] Class status pages are empty

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 06:34:43 EST 2009


Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 finally was released as a 
standalone update:

As a result the following version should be used for comparison:
1.1 SP1
2.0 SP2
3.5 SP1

Updating to 2.0 SP2 would also render the "but not for detecting if 
there are extra APIs (we will have them, as we are now tracking 3.5)" 
clause obsolete.

Also note that the actual status pages at http://go-mono.com/status are 
empty for me using Internet Explorer but work with Firefox.


Atsushi Eno 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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