[Mono-list] Packaging mono and monodevelop

Alan alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Wed May 22 14:19:27 UTC 2013


Here are the tarballs for all mono releases in the same place they have
always been: http://download.mono-project.com/sources/mono/

I'm unsure why the latest tarballs are not online at:
http://download.mono-project.com/sources/monodevelop. I suspect an scp
operation has been failing for a while and no-one has noticed. Thanks for
bringing this to our attention. You can of course always checkout the
corresponding tag from git and compile it.

I'm unsure what dependency is missing which causes MonoDevelop 4.0.8 to not
compile. Could you elaborate on the issue?


On 21 May 2013 18:34, Daniel Hughes <trampster at gmail.com> wrote:

> The simple fact of the matter is that xamarin does not care about
> desktop linux, Miguel is on record as saying the desktop linux has
> failed. Xamarin is a commercial company that makes no money from
> desktop linux and thus has not incentive to make it easy for distro
> packagers. Take a look a monologue, it is dominated by commercial
> companies using mono, there are almost no posts from people using mono
> for opensource, requests to be included in monologue from prominent
> people involved in the opensource side of mono (Like Ian Norton) have
> been ignored. Xamarin has no interest in opensource mono at all.
> MonoDevelop 4.0 doesn't actually exists, only Xamarin Studio 4.0 which
> is not open source and does not not support linux. This is not a
> complaint, its just a commercial reality.
> Despite this mono is still opensource and I am seeing a lot of
> activity and interest in opensource mono from outside Xamarin. Ian and
> I have started a alternative blog aggregation for people involved in
> opensource mono here: http://planeteria.org/mono/ If you are involved
> in opensource mono or use mono to create opensource products and have
> a blog please contact Ian or myself and we will add you.
> I think in the long term the continuance of opensource mono will
> require the creation of a mono foundation, there has been some talk of
> that on this mailing list before but nothing has come of it. It is
> clear however that we can not reply on Xamarin to act in the best
> interest of desktop linux, and why should they?
> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 2:59 AM, Daniel Isenmann <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm the mono maintainer of Arch Linux and I would really like to package
> and
> > push the mono framework and monodevelop to the next stable release out
> > there. But it is totally not possible to find out what the latest stable
> > release of mono (and subpackages) and monodevelop is on the servers.
> >
> > Since ages there is mono 3.x out there but it's stated as beta on the
> > official download page. Monodevelop latest release is 4.0.8, but it isn't
> > possible to compile it because it's complaining about missing
> dependency. I
> > would really like to support the mono developers and provide the latest
> > packages to our community, but with all the splitted sources and packages
> > and absolutely no information about a release, it is not possible to
> > maintain this.
> >
> > This is a call to the mono developers / Xamarin to change this and to
> > provide us packagers with the information we need to package mono and the
> > related packages for our distribution.
> >
> > I don't want to click anymore through github repositories and outdated
> > webpages on mono-project.com to get the information I need.
> >
> > A webpage with information about the latest (stable) packages and links
> to
> > the source tarballs would be perfect! In the past this was done, but
> since
> > Xamarin has taken the development this page doesn't exists anymore.
> >
> > I'm really disappointed at the moment with the information policy of
> Xamarin
> > and the packager for Linux distribution.
> >
> > I really hope that there will be an answer for this call.
> >
> > Cheers
> >  - Daniel
> >
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