[Mono-dev] Debian CI & PPA for Ubuntu/Debian

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Mon Jun 16 13:16:12 UTC 2014

Hello Alexander,

We are getting our house in order in terms of Linux support.   Jo Shields,
one of the Mono/Debian maintainers will be joining Xamarin this July to
work on both keeping our packages up to date on Linux, as well as restoring
our sanity when it comes to regressions, public CI and other services that
have languished.

We really wish he could start earlier, but he had to wrap up a long
commitment with his current employer.

That said, we look forward for a bright and lovely future for Mono on Linux


On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:07 AM, Alexander Trauzzi <atrauzzi at gmail.com>

> Hello to the Mono devel list!
> I started a discussion this weekend on ubuntu-devel-discuss to talk about
> Mono on that platform and getting more current versions available. You can
> catch up here:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2014-June/015005.html
> As we started to untangle things, it came up that the current CI for Mono
> on Debian is currently not working.  I'm not familiar with building Mono or
> properly packaging software, however I'm wondering if this is something
> Xamarin/Mono could take a look at?
> I know historically this relationship has been a bit strange, but what I'm
> looking for here as a "user" of Mono is for the two sides to somehow come
> together -- I think there's a decent amount interest in having the latest &
> greatest available on Ubuntu.
> Failing all that, perhaps at the very least, the discussion here on this
> list could focus on what exactly it would take (from Mono/Xamarin's
> perspective) to get current versions of Mono flowing on Ubuntu again.
>  Also, feel free to jump over to the other discussion if it's appropriate.
> Before I finish, a choice tweet from a while back:
> https://twitter.com/migueldeicaza/status/442491724683018241
>  This might just be me, but ensuring developers on Ubuntu are on the same
> footing as Mac/Windows would definitely go a long way towards that hope.
> All the best!
>   Alexander Trauzzi
>   atrauzzi at gmail.com
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