[MonoDevelop] Stetic Stability

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 07:38:15 EDT 2007

On 8/30/07, Will Daniels <mail at willdaniels.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi, I've just started using MonoDevelop on Kubuntu Fiesty (64-bit).
> Initially I was using v0.12 from the distribution repositories, but
> found it very unstable, so now I've installed v0.15 using debs from
> getdeb.net which is slightly better, but very often I find that the
> whole IDE just crashes and disappears with no error messages.  In none
> of the cases have I found the crashes to be immediately reproducible by
> doing the same thing - most often it just happens when selecting
> something, often in the Stetic GUI designer window but also in the
> MonoDevelop GUI itself - sometimes just clicking to position the cursor
> when editing code!
> So I was wondering whether this kind of instability is typical at the
> moment or if I need to start looking at my configuration to try and find
> out why this happens?  I don't have any such problems with other
> applications, but I don't really use any other Gnome applications.  Do
> you think it's worth me trying to build everything myself from source?
> Any advice or comments from people using MonoDevelop with a similar
> setup would be much appreciated since I'm quite new to linux and not too
> sure where to begin...

This instability isn't typical at all. It's quite likely to be a GTK
or GTK#-related issue. Are you using the QTCurve GTK theme?

If you run MD from a terminal then post the crash output here we might
be able to diagnose your problem from that.

Michael Hutchinson

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