[Mono-dev] Mono 2.4 Preview Packages for Debian/Unstable
Anders Rune Jensen
anders at iola.dk
Wed May 27 17:34:36 EDT 2009
On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 3:47 AM, Mirco Bauer <meebey at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
Upgraded my Ubuntu (latest release) machine and it's working great. It fixed
an ugly bug in the old 2.0 release that is still in Ubuntu.
I tested Nemo and everything is working great. Thanks a lot for keeping the
> yes here they are, the Debian packages for lovely Mono 2.4!
> Here the Debian NEWS teaser of Mono 2.4:
> mono (2.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
> * Mono 2.4 ships a lot of goodies:
> + SIMD support in Mono.
> + No expensive polls in the threading implementation any longer.
> + Speed-up garbarge collection on multi-core systems.
> + Optimized XPath (using 15% less memory).
> + Faster DateTime.TryParse implementation (by not using try/catch).
> + Support for precompiled ASP.NET pages.
> * Complete Announcement of Mono 2.4 (vs Mono 2.2):
> * Mono 2.2 also ships with lovely things:
> + The tree-based code generation engine in the JIT was replaced
> with the
> Linear IL engine, which allows better optimizations.
> + Generic sharing is now used in all cases (reduces memory usage).
> + Generic sharing is now supported on ARM.
> + Support of full Ahead of Time Compilation.
> + New PerformanceCounters implementation that allows to monitor the
> runtime internals. Including the GUI tool "mperfmon" to view them.
> + Interactive shell called "csharp" that allows to execute C#
> expressions inside a shell. There is also a GUI version available
> called "gsharp".
> + Live Inspection. You can attach using the csharp shell to a
> running process and run code inside to debug things.
> + The C# compiler will now optimize empty strings ("") away with
> String.Empty (which reduces memory usage).
> + The Regular Expressions engine has been rewritten being more
> At the same time compiled regex are also supported now.
> + ASP.NET supports now new routing handlers needed by ASP.NET MVC.
> + In the WinForms implementation were almost 200 bugs fixed (since
> Mono 2.0)
> * Complete Announcement of Mono 2.2 (vs Mono 2.0):
> * Mono 2.0 shipped with:
> + A console debugger (mdb) part of the mono-debugger package.
> + WinForms 2.0 API is complete.
> + WinForms's WebBrowser was implemented using Mozilla's Gecko HTML
> rendering engine.
> + WinForms now supports international keyboard input through XIM.
> + Performance of locking (used by threading) was significally
> + New debug parameter "--debug=cast" which print outs the types
> in forInvalidCastException.
> + The C# compiler supports now expression trees (for LINQ) which
> completes the C# 3.0 support.
> + The C# compiler is now dual-licensed under MIT/X11 and GPLv2
> + LINQ and LINQ to XML are now complete.
> + Big Arrays for 64bit architectures are now support (but have to be
> compiled using the --enable-big-arrays configure switch)
> * Complete Announcement of Mono 2.0:
> -- Mirco Bauer <meebey at debian.org> Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:58:39 +0200
> Here the APT repository (x86 only) for the packages:
> deb http://debian.meebey.net/pkg-mono/mono /
> The release schedule goes like this:
> - upload to debian.meebesy.net (completed)
> - once I received some positive feedback I will push the packages as -1
> to Debian/Experimental.
> - once the packages passed the NEW queue I will upload them to
> - sync with Ubuntu/Karmic
> Happy Mono 2.4ing!
> Mirco 'meebey' Bauer
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