[MonoDevelop] Version confusion
oskar.berggren at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 16:01:33 EDT 2011
Odd numbers are development series, even numbers are intended as
stable release series. The most stable version at this time, should by
the theory of version numbers, be either the released 2.4, or 2.6 RC1.
Reality is of course another matter.
8/24 Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com>:
> I'm not sure if this question was seen to be silly or people are just
> busy. But I went ahead and installed the 2.5.93 branch hoping it would
> fix the problem I was having with the 2.8 (or is it 2.7?) version.
> Unfortunately, it did not. So I'll just mention it here. Both of these
> newer versions (I had been on one of the 2.4 branches, sorry don't
> know which) seem to have issues in the debugger. The hover no longer
> reliably brings up the object inspection window. I guess the problem
> could me in nunit or in mono:
> $ mono --version
> Mono JIT compiler version 2.11 ((no/7917753 Wed Mar 30 15:47:09 EDT 2011)
> Copyright (C) 2002-2011 Novell, Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
> TLS: __thread
> SIGSEGV: altstack
> Notifications: epoll
> Architecture: amd64
> Disabled: none
> Misc: softdebug
> LLVM: yes(2.8svn-mono)
> GC: Included Boehm (with typed GC and Parallel Mark)
> but it worked prior to the new monodevelop (2.5.93) install. I
> probably will rollback to an earlier version and will post a reply
> about where the break began.
> If anyone understands the version naming conventions, and which
> versions 2.5.x, 2.6, 2.7, or 2.8 are most current I'd appreciate a
> reply here, thanks.
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM, Matt Calder <mvcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recently installed MD from the source on github, branch "master".
>> When I run Help-About I see "Version 2.8 Alpha 1 (2.7)". The recent
>> announcement was that "The MonoDevelop team is proud to announce the
>> release of MonoDevelop 2.6
>> Release Candidate 1 (2.5.93).". I see that on github there is a branch
>> 2.5.93, and a branch 2.6.
>> My questions are: between the branches "master", "2.5.93", and "2.6"
>> what are the main differences, and which is to be preferred (and why)?
>> And additionally, if someone could give some background on the
>> plethora of version numbers that seem to be floating about (2.5.x,
>> 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8), it would be very helpful.
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