[MonoDevelop] Problem editing Project with SVN

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 14:30:49 EDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Charles Mason <charlie.mas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am still having problems, but this is getting more confusing. I
> figured I would build Mono Develop 1.0 from source so I had project
> editing. It installed it /opt. So I have both version installed. When
> I run the 1.0 version I get exactly the same problem. I checked the
> about dialogue, which clearly shows it to be version 1.0.
> My problem is all of the project editing menu items are grayed out.
> Even the short cut control S doesn't save the currently open document.
> The save all icon does seem to work. The build and run buttons all
> work fine. All the project editing menu items are disabled even the
> edit references menu item.
> What's really confusing me is how can this happen to the 1.0 version.
> Currently I am having to add files to a project by manually editing
> the project file.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?

The addin database may be getting mixed up between these versions.
Also, if you have installed multiple versions of MonoDevelop into the
same location without removing older version, you may have conflicting
incompatible dlls installed.

I suggest clearing out the ${prefix}/lib/monodevelop for each of your
installations, then reinstalling. Also try removing the addin database
at ~/.config/MonoDevelop/addin*

Note that with multiple versions of MD using the same addin DB, there
may be some confusion. You could try overriding MONO_ADDINS_REGISTRY:
http://monodevelop.com/Environment_Variables when running one of your
MD version so that they don't share the same DB.

Also, using "make run" to run MonoDevelop without installing it is a
good plan when running development versions, as this should never
conflict with installed versions.

Michael Hutchinson

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