[MonoDevelop] version issue

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon May 19 16:23:58 EDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Jim Bodkins <JimBodkins at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>   This is just a comment. I appreciate the developers work - this is to
> them, not lurkers.
>   I am required to use an unmodified centrist distro - CentOS(3-4).
> Centrist distros not only do not have cutting edge libraries, they never
> will. As long as developers use cutting edge libraries - centrist
> distros are bypassed. I dont recall having these issues wtih Unix.
> Perhaps its a consequence of community developement - after all who
> could reasonably ask someone that has donated time to use older
> libraries. (Either developers simply choose to use the latest libs -
> which arent available to unmodified distos - or they need functionality
> that isnt available otherwise, which speaks to the immaturity of linux
> in general. - I know that happens in some cases)
>   The punch line is - while I had planned to - I cant use monodevelop
> (or most other things - anjuta or 'fixed - nondeprecated' gnome/gtk+ etc
> etc).
>   I often wonder if issues like this are one of the reasons that linux
> hasnt been more broadly adopted than it has. I am not a fan of windows,
> but I have never had this problem with windows.
>   As I said, just a comment. You have a smaller audience than you might
> otherwise wish. (Its not just you, it seems to be pervasive from the
> gnome/gtk folks up). Sorry, I am just bummed. I can smell windows in my
> future. :(

What are the specific dependencies that prevent you from using
MonoDevelop? We purposely target GTK# 2.8 so that it's possible for
users on "enterprise" distros to use MonoDevelop.

Michael Hutchinson

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