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

Andrew York andy at brdstudio.net
Fri Oct 28 09:12:46 EDT 2011

Forgive me for being negative but I have had nothing but frustration 
using Monodevelop in Ubuntu with anything other than the version from 
their repositories. Ubuntu is built with end users in mind and does not 
easily lend itself to custom updates. If you need the newest version of 
Monodevelop I fear you might have to make so many updates to your 
version of Ubuntu that you will break other parts of the OS. I other 
words you may face a dependency nightmare.

The newest version of Monodevelop is, to the best of my knowledge, 
supported first in OpenSuse and unfortunately Ubuntu is a few versions 
behind. Let me be clear Ubuntu is a fantastic Linux distro but they have 
never had the newest version of Monodevelop in their repositories.

Sorry I can be of no help
Spoody Goon

On 10/27/2011 11:09 PM, gustavo.rubio wrote:
> The fact is that, the same build of MD in Windows works fine. I mean, if I go
> and create a new GTK# project on MD 2.8.1 on windows everything's fine. If I
> go to "References"->"Edit references" on that project the gdk, glib, glade,
> gtk etc. all appear checked and they are available through the "All" and
> "Packages" tabs in the new references dialog for 2.8
> Just for the record, the build of windows that I tried is the official on
> the website.
> However, the same version of MD (2.8.1), built from source on ubuntu with
> all dependencies to build it available, does not allow me to select those
> DLLs. Actually, I'm pretty sure that in the "All" and "Packages" tabs for
> this linux build there are like 20 DLLs available at most (base mono
> libraries) which makes me think that there's something wrong maybe with
> either the way I built it or pkg-config because I'm pretty sure that there
> are libraries missing there.
> I did the usual /./configure --prefix=/usr/
> I'd really love to hear from anyone who has any guidance on this since we
> are doing an application that will target GTK# for the desktop as well as
> mobile with monotouch/monodroid but in order to take full advantage of the
> features in mono mobile technologies we need the newest MD available so our
> workstations with ubuntu are lack behind since they shipped 2.6. and that is
> the reason we're not sticking to the shipped version.
> Thanks in advance guys!
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