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

Chris Tacke ctacke at opennetcf.com
Mon Jun 16 14:34:15 UTC 2014

Does this mean you ‘ll start looking at hosting official packages for other distros too?  For example, I currently maintain a 586 (not 686) build for Wind River Linux.  For a variety of reasons, not having to do that myself sure would be nice.


From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Miguel de Icaza
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 8:16 AM
To: Alexander Trauzzi
Cc: mono-devel
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Debian CI & PPA for Ubuntu/Debian

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 again.


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

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