[Mono-list] Official Mono Repository for Ubuntu?

Wade Berrier wberrier at novell.com
Wed Sep 12 18:18:55 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 00:14 -0300, Natan Vivo wrote:
> I was afraid someone would bring OpenSuse as a better solution...
> But coming from Miguel almost sounds like a big "NEVER!" =)
> I'm really disappointed about this. I don't want to discuss about what
> distribution is better. 
> But the fact is that Ubuntu is a major player today, which means that
> not even thinking about supporting it keeps lots of people like me
> testing and developing new stuff using mono.
> I can build mono from source, but target users won't, so I can't use
> the newer versions to develop anything until Ubuntu team updates
> it ... We have 1.2.5 and I need to wait another month to get 1.2.4,
> and maybe another 6 to get 1.2.5...
> If OpenSUSE Build service don't support deb packages, the official
> Mono team could at least talk to the Debian Mono Group, the current
> working group for mono on ubuntu, to see if they can keep a really
> updated version of mono and monodevelop on the backports repository. 
> This would be great, and they already seem to have the expertise. 

The OpenSUSE Build service does support building .deb packages, but Mono
is not set up to do so.  If someone wanted to they could maintain .deb
packages in the build service.  Contact me if you're interested.

> Thanks,
> Natan Vivo
> 2007/9/4, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com>:
>         > I mean, really official packages, released along with the
>         ones for
>         > Suse and RedHat, that are really updated and follow the
>         release
>         > versions, not what we have today...
>         We currently do not have plans;    Ubuntu seems to have some
>         pretty good 
>         up to date packages though.
>         > As a long time .NET developer, I would love to develop stuff
>         for linux
>         > using mono but right now it is easier to install it on
>         windows and
>         > code using SharpDevelop then on my ubuntu machine. 
>         You could try OpenSUSE :-)
>         Miguel.
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