[Mono-dev] Apply a patch or install unstable version? And which?

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 11:45:27 UTC 2013


I've answered to other question that "as GitHub already provides it
(compressed exports) on the tags page
(https://github.com/mono/mono/tags) it is not needed to do (source) releases at

>From there you can see many tags (although some mis-versioning is present).

Tags for the 3.0 series (which is installed with Xamarin Studio in
MacOSX) are available. For example, the latest seems to be
https://github.com/mono/mono/archive/mono-3.10.tar.gz that seems by
its date to be the version following 3.0.9.

As for stability, I guess that tagged versions should be considered
reliable enough, but testing for what you need is the only way to be

Hope it helps,
Rafael Teixeira

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 7:39 AM, APS <dev.malst at apsystems.it> wrote:
> You're right, the patch has not been applied yet. I've to apply the patch to
> my sources.
> Btw, how mono versions works?
> The last stable version, according to the website is 2.10.9, every other
> versions after that is supposed to be unstable, am I right?
> The last 2.1x version announced is 2.11.4. The 2.12 does not exists, it has
> been renamed to 3.0?
> In one of his blog posts Miguel says that the trunk is merged only with
> working changes, so it should be less unstable than older unstable versions.
> All these questions fall in the last one, for a production environment is
> safer to install 2.10.9, the last stable but without recent patches and,
> from today, with no more support or the 3.0.x, the beta version but fixed
> and checked?
> Sorry for these banal questions but I've to plan upgrades and I would like
> to do the correct thing.
> At 18:24 17/04/2013, Rafael Teixeira wrote:
>> The bug is not 'Closed', so probably the patch wasn't reviewed and
>> applied to sources, yet.
>> Rafael Teixeira
>> O..:.)oooo
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM, APS <dev.malst at apsystems.it> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I have a doubt caused by my ignorance on how mono versions are released.
>> > I installed the latest stable release, 2.10.9 from sources and I fell
>> > into
>> > the bug described here https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3004
>> > I don't know if it's better for me to apply the patch to my code or to
>> > install a later version. I saw non-documented versions like 2.11.x, they
>> > are
>> > unstable? Abandoned? Why they are not listed between the versions under
>> > download page?
>> > Thanks in advance for yout help.
>> >
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