[Mono-dev] Heads up: Elimination of the 2.0 and 4.0 profiles

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Wed Oct 22 20:21:33 UTC 2014

Hi Miguel,

Would you be looking at calling this Mono 4.0? Not that it makes any
difference really, it just seems there's been a lot of improvements in
recently, and an announcement of a new version me give some renewed


On 22 October 2014 21:10, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hey Alex,
> It is very repetitive work, so what I wanted to do was to write a perl
> script to remove the *obvious* ifdefs.   The tool would remove only those
> that match the following criteria (more or less):
>    - Remove toplevel #if NET_2_0 with the final #endif
>    - Only remove those that contain those preprocessor directives
> And then have a human do the more fine-tuned approach.      There are a
> couple more defines that I remember could be automated, but I would love to
> have this in the form of a script.
> I am afraid of applying a patch like that blindly, because there are no
> exact guarantees of what happened without reviewing the whole file.  So a
> script with the invariants would take a lot of my nervousness out.
> Also, when I did it once, I had a setup where I rebuilt the assemblies and
> compared the output.  This would ensure that removal of ifdefs did not
> change the resulting binaries.
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:04 PM, akoeplinger <alex.koeplinger at outlook.com>
> wrote:
>> Sounds like a good thing ;-)
>> I've got a branch in my fork where I removed the NET_2_0 ifdefs:
>> https://github.com/akoeplinger/mono/compare/remove-net20-ifdefs, @kumpera
>> told me a while ago that removing the 2.0 profile is on the horizon when I
>> asked about why the ifdefs are still there.
>> I refrained from making a PR so far because it is quite huge, do you think
>> now would be a good time?
>> -- Alex
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