[Mono-list] Ubuntu

Bojan Rajkovic severedcross at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 13:03:45 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 12:48 PM, green <bruno.green at gmail.com> wrote:

> why newer versions of mono cant be installed on ubuntu?
> if a framework is done well(not modifying interfaces, existing functions,
> etc), new releases would'nt break old applications.

Novell doesn't support Ubuntu, likely due to cost reasons--they'd pretty
much need to hire at least one more, maybe two more people to do
Debian-style packaging for Debian and Ubuntu. RPM-based distros like Red
Hat, etc. are easy, because they can modify SuSE .spec files as necessary.

This is not to say that updates to Mono can't be installed on Ubuntu. The
community packagers for Debbuntu do a good job of getting Mono releases out
shortly after the official release drops. You can find fairly up-to-date
releases for Ubuntu at http://badgerports.com, and Debian has up-to-date
releases in the experimental distribution. The reason that the official
Ubuntu repositories don't update faster is that Mono is a core framework,
and as such, requires extensive testing before it can be upgraded--due to
Ubuntu's policies, it's not likely that you'll ever see an updated Mono come
in through {distribution}-backports or any of the other update repos,
barring major security fixes, etc.

> another question, why the forum keeps refreshing all the time, also during
> posting? its annoying.

Nabble bug? Using the mailing list directly is much more convenient.

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