[MonoDevelop] Proposal to require Mono 2.4.2 and GTK# 2.12.9 for MonoDevelop 2.2

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Aug 18 15:04:31 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-08-18 at 14:22 -0400, Michael Hutchinson wrote:
> I'd like to propose that we bump MonoDevelop's minimum GTK# version
> requirement to 2.12.9 and the Mono version to 2.4.2. Although these
> are fairly recent, they are by no means cutting edge, and they are the
> most stable versions currently available. These requirements would
> affect the upcoming MonoDevelop 2.2. release, which is currently
> scheduled for the end of October:
> http://monodevelop.com/Developers/Development_Roadmap

Go for it!  Reasons all sound good to me and everyone I know has been on
those versions for quite some time now.

By the way, Monodevelop rocks!  This is the far-and-away the best Open
Source IDE.

> * There are some runtime issues in 2.2 that cause startup hangs. These
> are improved in 2.4, and the complete fix is expected to be backported
> from Mono 2.6 to the 2.4 branch.

Ah, I think I've encountered that. Yuck.

> In summary, upgrading dependencies will help us to ensure that
> developers using MonoDevelop get the most stable experience possible,
> while also reducing the maintenance burden. MonoDevelop 2.0 will of
> course continue to be available for people who can't meet these
> requirements.

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