[MonoDevelop] Upgrade to .Net 4.0?

IBBoard ibboard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 10:45:59 EST 2011

On 11/02/11 15:42, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hello,
>> I'll obviously only be doing this as a temporary local thing, but I just
>> wondered if there was a reason for the move. I've not found anything
>> that needs .Net 4 yet, but it means that Mono 2.6 can't build it. I've
>> tried updating to Mono 2.8 from the openSUSE OBS, but there isn't a
>> version of mono-jscript and other packages, so I lose various Mono apps.
> Are you actively using mono-jscript?   Because that code was never
> completed, and has not been maintained for some 4-5 years.
> I strongly suggest that if you want to use Javascript, you use one of
> the alternatives built on top of the DLR.   One is built with F#, the
> other one with remObject's pascal
> Miguel

I'm not myself, but F-Spot and Gnome-Do plugins from openSUSE were, so 
the upgrade uninstalled them. I've poked a bit more and found newer 
builds (which means more repos) that don't rely on mono-jscript, so I've 
upgraded to 2.8 and not lost anything important now.

The general thought/concern is still there, though: Is .Net 4/Mono 2.8 
really needed for MD, or is it premature? I'd have thought that wider 
compatibility would be good, so unnecessarily preventing a big chunk of 
developers having access to MD 2.6 just because they have a slightly 
out-dated Mono from their distro wouldn't seem good.



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