[MonoDevelop] Mono.Addins 0.5 released

Lluis Sanchez Gual slluis.devel at gmail.com
Tue May 25 12:10:30 EDT 2010


I'm pleased to announce the release of Mono.Addins 0.5.

Mono.Addins is a generic framework for creating extensible applications,
and for creating libraries which extend applications.

The 0.5 release of Mono.Addins comes packed with new features,

      * User defined custom attributes can now be used to declare
        extensions and add-in metadata. 
      * The new AddinEngine class allows hosting several independent
        add-in engines in a single application domain. 
      * Improved lazy loading of add-ins. More information is now lazy
      * An XML manifest can now be split in several files embedded as
        resources in an assembly. 
      * More add-in information can be declared using custom attributes
        instead of an XML manifest: author list, imported files and
        assemblies, optional modules, localizers. 
      * Added new API based on generic methods and collections. 
      * New MSBuild tasks file and target, which allows using add-in
        references directly in a build file (still experimental). 
      * Reorganized the samples directory. 
      * New and improved documentation.
      * Many bug fixes.

Another important change is that Mono.Addins is now hosted in CodePlex:

If you are interested in knowing more about Mono.Addins, take a look at
http://monoaddins.codeplex.com/documentation. The new Programming Guide
document shows some of the new features of this release.

You can download the source code from:


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