[Mono-list] ubuntu support

Stephen Shaw sshaw at decriptor.com
Tue May 17 13:06:23 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:58, David Harper <daharper at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Stephen,
> I apologize, I lacked clarity in my previous post.
> The Ubuntu issue mentioned by Daniel is a real problem, we're always
> versions behind and it's frustrating.
> In light of the recent changes, it is worth considering if an opportunity
> existed to address some of these issues.
> It would be great to have the ability to install the latest Mono across
> multiple platforms, ie. Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Windows, etc.
> Bringing Mono up to date in Ubuntu would be awesome, for Mono and for
> Ubuntu.
> From the feedback to Daniel's initial post, it has been made manifest to me
> that there is a lot more work
> that goes into the packaging of Mono than I realized, and there are other
> issues such as distribution policies,
> application installation base compatibilities, etc.
> I am very grateful to you and everybody else who makes Mono available to us.

I'm not sure anyone truly understands all the effort especially the
initial effort it takes to get stuff packaged and pushed out :)

Even though I'm not a debian/ubuntu user I think it would be great to
have mono up to date on there as well.  You can ask meebey and
directhex, I've bugged them enough :)

It certainly makes packaging easier with the latest stuff.  That has
been one of the biggest headaches for me and the packages I was trying
to package on ubuntu.  Not to mention the policy stuff.  It took me
longer to get the debian licensing stuff done than it took me to
package my stuff on openSUSE and fedora.


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