[Mono-dev] Mono Project: Next Steps
grendel at twistedcode.net
Thu Jul 7 05:16:14 EDT 2011
On Thu, 7 Jul 2011 10:04:31 +0200
Alex <xtzgzorex at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would be eternally grateful if someone made that possible; Cygwin is
> a major pain in the butt to build anything with...
Note that you can also cross-compile for Windows from Linux, see the build-mingw32.sh script in the
> 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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