[Mono-dev] Status of gecko-sharp-2.0 with newest xulrunner?

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Fri Mar 9 14:34:30 UTC 2012

Am 09.03.2012 14:50, schrieb Alp Toker:
> On 08/03/2012 10:01, Daniel Isenmann wrote:
>> It would be really great, if this page or any other page is tracking 
>> the movement of development for the stable releases. It's too hard 
>> for package maintainers to follow the project at all. I know that 
>> xamarin has lots of things to do at the moment, but there are still 
>> some distros out there which are try to support mono and the mono 
>> stack in their distribution.
> Daniel, I strongly recommend coordinating with the Debian Mono 
> packaging team in that case.
> They've already dealt with the same issues and have policy and 
> infrastructure in place to go from raw upstream to a set of high 
> quality packages.
> I'm sure they'd welcome you and give some tips if you approach 
> constructively.
> Try the Monodeb mailing lists and their IRC as a starting point: 
> http://pkg-mono.alioth.debian.org/
> Regards,
> Alp

First of all thanks Alp to answer to my mails as the only one on this list.

Thanks for the link to the page and the Debian Mono packaging team, but 
I know that page already. I'm maintaining the complete mono stack at 
Arch Linux more than 4 (nearly 5) years now. The packages are all 
packaged well and everything is working since ages.

Debian and Arch Linux are too different in packaging to do any 
coordinating here. Personally (and I mean really personally, no official 
statement of Arch Linux) I get lost in the number of packages Debian 
has, I mean there is one mono-2.10.8.tar.bz2 source package and Debian 
is making nearly hundreds (haven't count all the packages, such a rough 
guess) of packages out of it. Nevertheless, this is another topic.

I'm just a little bit disappointed from the mono developers and their 
information policy, that's all. It was easier when they were at Novell, 
but I think setting up a new company and deal with all the needed stuff 
around the company consuming a lot of time. Hopefully they will update 
the "sources-stable" webpage regularly again in the near future or give 
some other information on the stable versions.


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