[Mono-list] ubuntu support

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Tue May 17 00:54:28 EDT 2011

How many of the mono team will want to continue to use an operation system
from the company which has treated them so badly?

I guess only time will tell.

By the way I want to say a big thanks for the work that Mirco Bauer (meebey)
and Jo Shields (directhex) does, I have thanked directhex many times myself.
The sad state of mono on ubuntu is not there fault they do an amazing job
considering that there is only two of them and they work unpaid in there
spare time.

I also want to say a big thank you to the mono team for producing such an
great product, and I wish you the best of luck for the future.

Yes I might moan and complain about how out of date mono is on ubuntu, but I
really to appreciate the work you guys do. It has made developing Wide
Margin a breeze.


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Bojan Rajkovic <severedcross at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
>> >>
> —Bojan
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