[Mono-dev] Mono Project: Next Steps

Alex xtzgzorex at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 04:04:31 EDT 2011


I would be eternally grateful if someone made that possible; Cygwin is
a major pain in the butt to build anything with...


On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Frank Fuchs <fk.fuchs at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>>   Some of you have been asking about the upcoming release of Mono 2.12.
>>   We hit a little bit of a bump in the road with the layoff of the Mono
>> team, but we have now re-constituted the team at Xamarin and we are
>> getting
>> back to speed.  Our first priority at Xamarin is to ensure that our
>> amazing
>> team of hackers remains employed, so we are focused on creating amazing
>> products for the mobile space.   Of course, our products are entirely
>> based
>> on Mono, and as you can see from the commits to the various Mono modules,
>> a
>> lot of our energy goes into improving Mono.
>>   To get the 2.12 release to your hands, here?s what we still need to do:
>> (a) We need to be able to build packages
>> (b) We need to be able to host the software
>> (c) We need to adopt the branching and release procedures.
>>   During the transition to Xamarin, we lost our build engineer. But
>> luckily
>> at Xamarin we?ve hired Alex Corrado, a very talented developer who?s
>> created
>> a new build system for Mono.  The good news is that we are making progress
>> and we are now able to build Linux and MacOS packages.   Next, Alex is
>> working on Windows builds.  We are not there yet, but we will be there in
>> the next couple of weeks.
>>   Once we have packages, we will setup a new website for the Mono project
>> where we can host the software and the other project resources, like a
>> wiki,
>> forums, etc.  So we are working on a separate domain to host both a Mono
>> web
>> site and the software, and that should be up in the next week or two.
>>   Once we have something ready, we will share the information with the
>> rest
>> of the world and give access to the new Wiki to the various maintainers to
>> help us keep the content up to date.
>> Thank you for your patience and your love for Mono!
>> Miguel
> Maybe this is a good chance to dump the cygwin stuff and switch to Mingw-w64
> and MSys (as native toolchain for Windows).
> It is possible to build mono in 32 and 64bit with it - some people lurking
> around at this list have done it (including me).
> Best,
> Frank
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