[MonoDevelop] GTK# references for MD 2.8.1 on ubuntu 11.10

Ian Norton ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com
Wed Nov 9 02:46:26 EST 2011

On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 09:45:32PM +0000, Doug Blank wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Ian Norton
> <ian.norton-badrul at thales-esecurity.com> wrote:
> > Those are all good goals, we should keep them in mind but I think we should start small first, there are no mono built binary packages for Linux other than the old suse ones so I think we should start on Linux.
> >
> > I don't think we should invent a whole build system for this just yet :-)
> Agreed :)
> Some short term goals:
> 1) look at making a package of mono, monodevelop, and dependencies for
> rpm, deb, and tar-ball for Linux
> 2) explore what has been used before
> 3) there are many optional packages that could be constructed:
> - 32/64 bit
> - targeting sdk 2 or sdk 4 (perhaps just target one for now)
> - binary-only, with-source
> 4) setup a github repository and start collecting things
> 5) setup some documentation/lists on the web
> That would be a good start. Even if we just have a place where people
> can go to see what they need to build it themselves, that will be a
> step forward. Then we can build the packages, have a place to download
> them, and then get them into the distros themselves.

I've been messing about with some scripts to build deb packages for linux on
top of ubuntu 11.10. These should essentially provide everything monodevelop
2.8.1 needs to run on top of a parallel mono 2.10.6, When newer mono source
tarballs are released I'll update to reflect that.

I'll probably post this to the mono-list too as of course, it includes mono

I've aimed at creating packages suitable to be treated as a "parallel mono
install" rather than replacing those provided by the distros. The debian and
ubuntu packaging efforts are aimed at stability and providing infrastructure
for mono programs and libraries that form part of the installed OS, so not
a good fit for people wishing to try out the newest mono and monodevelop. My
efforts will never replace the debian or ubuntu official distro packages.

Anyhoo, I've made enough progress to build mono and libgdiplus debs using this.


With some tinkering the scripts could also be 'build parallel mono for any
linux' (i'll just need to make the checkinstall step optional)

I'm planning on finding a home for an apt repo for the outputs soon aswell as
actually writing a README.  When I get some time later this week I'll get it
installing mono-tools and hopefully monodevelop.

Best Regards


> -Doug

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