[Mono-list] ubuntu support
severedcross at gmail.com
Tue May 17 00:24:21 EDT 2011
On May 16, 2011, at 11:43 PM, Daniel Hughes wrote:
> Currently all my volunteer time is going into Wide Margin. And I foresee it taking up all my time in the near future.
> However my suggestion is that the mono project drops open suse and instead supports ubuntu.
> This would require no extra effort. And would get the latest mono to a larger user base.
This is where you're wrong—it would require extra effort. Not many of the "Mono team" members use Ubuntu (or any Debian-derivative, which means learning a whole new set of package management/building tools), and as Jon already pointed out, there are a very talented set of Debian packagers who do a much better job of making available proper packages for Debian and Debian derivatives than the Mono team ever could. There are better things for the newly-minted Xamarin team to focus on than duplicating work that is already done by two able and willing hands. If you want up-to-date Ubuntu packages, donate some cash or better yet, some time to either Mirco Bauer (meebey) or Jo Shields (directhex), who comprise the Mono packaging tag-team for Debian.
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Slide <slide.o.mix at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure no one would mind if you volunteered to help out.
> On May 16, 2011 7:36 PM, "Daniel Hughes" <trampster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I looking for upto date packages,
> > I"m still waiting for 2.8 packages and 2.10 packages.
> > So what I'm looking for is when a new version of mono is released on the
> > same day the new Ubuntu packages are available. Not a year or two or three
> > later.
> > On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Jonathan Pobst <monkey at jpobst.com> wrote:
> >> On 5/16/2011 8:45 PM, Daniel Hughes wrote:
> >>> Can we expect official ubuntu support going forward?
> >> How do you define "official ubuntu support"?
> >> The community has excellent Ubuntu packagers who know the best way to
> >> package Mono for Ubuntu, and submit these packages for inclusion in the
> >> official Ubuntu releases.
> >> So the short of it is: Mono is already packaged and included in Ubuntu.
> >> What more than that would you like to see?
> >> Jonathan
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