[Mono-list] Mono Project: Next Steps

James Darbyshire james.darbyshire at blazeware.net
Wed Jul 6 19:34:30 EDT 2011

Third time lucky...

For some reason the email from my phone bounced.

I registered monofoundation.org and .net a while back which you are
free to use.


On 7 July 2011 01:27, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Hello folks,
>     Some of you have been asking about the upcoming release of Mono 2.12.
>     We hit a little bit of a bump in the road with the layoff of the Mono
> team, but we have now re-constituted the team at Xamarin and we are getting
> back to speed.  Our first priority at Xamarin is to ensure that our amazing
> team of hackers remains employed, so we are focused on creating amazing
> products for the mobile space.   Of course, our products are entirely based
> on Mono, and as you can see from the commits to the various Mono modules, a
> lot of our energy goes into improving Mono.
>     To get the 2.12 release to your hands, here’s what we still need to do:
> (a) We need to be able to build packages
> (b) We need to be able to host the software
> (c) We need to adopt the branching and release procedures.
>     During the transition to Xamarin, we lost our build engineer. But
> luckily at Xamarin we’ve hired Alex Corrado, a very talented developer who’s
> created a new build system for Mono.  The good news is that we are making
> progress and we are now able to build Linux and MacOS packages.   Next, Alex
> is working on Windows builds.  We are not there yet, but we will be there in
> the next couple of weeks.
>     Once we have packages, we will setup a new website for the Mono project
> where we can host the software and the other project resources, like a wiki,
> forums, etc.  So we are working on a separate domain to host both a Mono web
> site and the software, and that should be up in the next week or two.
>     Once we have something ready, we will share the information with the
> rest of the world and give access to the new Wiki to the various maintainers
> to help us keep the content up to date.
> Thank you for your patience and your love for Mono!
> Miguel
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James Darbyshire
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