[MonoDevelop] MonoDevelop Distributions (was GTK# references for MD 2.8.1 on ubuntu 11.10)

Doug Blank doug.blank at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 14:57:12 EDT 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 01.11.2011 08:01, Daniel Hughes wrote:
>> The MonoDevelop website says:
>> Multi-platform
>> Supports Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
>> It's now almost a month after release and there is still no linux support
>> for any linux distro. And if MonoDevelop does intend to drop linux support
>> then the website should be updated because at the moment only Mac and
>> Windows are supported.
>> Did I miss the announcement of MonoDevelop dropping linux support?
> For a change, how about whining on your distro's list?
> MonoDevelop's team didn't package for any other distro than SUSE,
> because that *was* the disto of their employer.
> The operative word is *was*. They are self-employed now.
> So get off your arse and build it yourself.

It does appear that the Mono and MonoDevelop landscape has changed a
bit. However, rather than see this as a problem where everyone needs
to go build it themselves, why don't we self-organize some groups to
try to make the situation better. In fact, it could be even better
than it was before.

Mono and MonoDevelop has never had very good distro support, other
than OpenSUSE. Now would be a great opportunity to step in to fill the

What I think is needed is a repository containing the build scripts
for building deploying  distro packages of the latest versions of
Mono/MonoDevelop. I've been working on bringing the IronPython packing
up to latest Debian, but this is a non-trivial task involving many
different layers of stuff.

Count me in!

- Doug, slightly optimistic

> --Robert, slightly pissed off
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