[MonoDevelop] Targeting 3.5 Runtime

Zachary Richmond dev.ihsdoor at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 16:40:13 EST 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 15:48 -0500, Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 3:29 PM, Zachary Richmond <dev.ihsdoor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a way to configure MonoDevelop to build against the 3.5
> >  runtime?   The way I am dealing with it now is by generating makefiles
> >  with MD, then editing the make file to use the runtime and libs that I
> >  have built from svn (although not installed). I am able to build test
> >  code that useses for example query extensions in this way, but it is not
> >  ideal.  From what I can tell, this should be possible, but I have not
> >  found a clue yet.
> MonoDevelop builds using the tools and libraries in your current $PATH
> and $PKG_CONFIG_PATH. However, mixing multiple Mono environments isn't
> easy. I suggest installing your SVN mono into a properly separated
> parallel environment e.g. /opt/mono or ~/mono-svn/install, as
> described at http://www.mono-project.com/Parallel_Mono_Environments,
> then building and running MonoDevelop within this environment too.

Thanks, that helps. I was thinking that was out there somewhere.

> The SVN C# compiler defaults to C# 3 mode ("Default" langversion), but
> bear in mind that C# 3 features currently confuse/break MonoDevelop's
> code completion.

I figured that the code completion would still not work properly, but
that I can live with.


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