[Mono-dev] [Mono-list] Mono 2.8 release plan. Developers: please read.

Atsushi Eno atsushieno at veritas-vos-liberabit.com
Wed Aug 4 00:48:24 EDT 2010


 From what I know of:

- System.Xaml is still experimental, with no practical use (there is no 
library that we can dogfood it, such as WPF or WF4 xaml).
- I don't think System.Data.Services.Client has been in real use; it was 
just added to the libs. Anyone tried it?

Atsushi Eno

On 10/08/04 1:27, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello guys,
>       The time to release Mono 2.8 to the world if quickly approaching.
> It is a feature packed release that changes many of the things that we
> have been doing in the past.   The changes are significant and have the
> potential to impact many applications, please familiarize yourself with
> the current release notes draft here:
> 	http://mono-project.com/Release_Notes_Mono_2.8
>       Mono 2.6 continues to be our long-term support release, so we will
> continue to backport fixes here until we approach Mono 3.0.
>       This frees our hands a little bit, so instead of branching Mono 2.8
> and backporting changes from HEAD to 2.8.xx and releasing bug fixes
> every few months, we are going to get more aggressive with Mono 2.8 and
> we will merely "snapshot" trunk and release 2.8.xx versions as merely
> snapshots that have been tested.    This means that we will not be
> backporting fixes to the 2.8 branch.   We will just fix, and a couple of
> months later, do a new release from trunk.
>       The idea is to reduce the amount of upfront QA that we will need to
> do for the 3.0 release.   Ideally, 3.0 will just be a small incremental
> update from the last 2.8.x release that we do, and it should have
> received more day-to-day testing than nine months of behind the scenes
> development.
>       We will be doing a "preview" of Mono 2.8 called Mono 2.7 in the
> next few days, and we will revise this rapidly so we should have Mono
> 2.8 finalized sometime in September.
> Miguel
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