[Mono-list] Mono.Addins 0.4 released

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Thu Nov 6 18:17:19 EST 2008


I'm pleased to announce the release of Mono.Addins 0.4.

Mono.Addins is a generic framework for creating extensible applications,
and for creating libraries which extend those applications.

The 0.4 release includes several improvements and bug fixes: 

      * Added support for specifying paths to exclude from the add-in
        scan in .addins files [1] and in add-in manifests [2].
      * There are several new flags [3] which can be applied to
              * Can't uninstall: the add-in can't be uninstalled.
              * Can't disable: the add-in can't be disabled.
              * Hidden: the add-in won't be visible in the setup tools.
      * Fixes in the add-in scanner. 
              * The new (and optional) Mono.Addins.CecilReflector
                assembly provides a Cecil-based backend for the add-in
                scanner. This scanner is more reliable than the
                reflection based scanner.
              * When updating the registry, the add-in scanner will only
                update add-ins belonging to the running application
                (ignoring directories from other instances of the same
                or different applications sharing the same registry).
      * Fixed issue with path length limitation in Windows.
      * Other bug fixes and API improvements.

If you are interested in knowing more about Mono.Addins, take a look at

You can download a tarball from:


[1] http://www.mono-project.com/Mono.Addins_Reference_Manual#Add-in_folders
[2] http://www.mono-project.com/Mono.Addins_Reference_Manual#Files_included_in_an_add-in
[3] http://www.mono-project.com/Mono.Addins_Reference_Manual#The_add-in_header

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