[MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop 2.2 Beta 1 released

Lluis Sanchez Gual lluis at novell.com
Wed Sep 9 12:13:51 EDT 2009

The MonoDevelop team is proud to announce the release of MonoDevelop 2.2
Beta 1 (2.1). This is the first release of a series of releases that
will lead to MonoDevelop 2.2, hopefully around the end of October.

MonoDevelop is a GNOME IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET
languages. MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and
ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. MonoDevelop
makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with
Visual Studio to Linux and to maintain a single code base for all

This release contains lots of new features and improvements. Here is a
summary of the new features:

      * Windows and Mac OSX are now officially supported platforms 
      * Support for multiple target runtimes 
      * Per mime-type formatting settings 
      * Custom execution modes 
      * Text Editor improvements: 
              * Support for auto-save 
              * Improved code templates, which now can have
              * Block selection 
              * C# and XML formatters 
              * On-the-fly formatting 
              * Acronym matching in code completion 
              * Dynamic Abbrev command 
              * Code generation window 
      * New code refactoring engine, with plenty of new operations 
              * Resolve namespace, remove and organize 'using'
              * Rename refactoring with preview. In-line rename for
                variables and parameters. 
              * Extract method 
              * Declare Local Variable and Integrate Temporary Variable 
              * Introduce constant 
              * Move type to own file 
              * Create/remove the backing store of a property 
      * Debugger improvements: 
              * Immediate window 
              * Win32 debugger 
      * ASP.NET MVS add-in 
      * IPhone add-in for MonoTouch development. 
      * Moonlight add-in 
      * Python binding 
      * Version Control improvements: 
              * Show annotations command 
              * Create patch command 
      * Many other fixes in the C/C++ binding, database support, Vala.

A more complete description of what's new in MonoDevelop 2.2 is
available here:

Release notes:

Sources and packages are available here:


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