[MonoDevelop] Review of MonoDevelop

Fnux fnux.fl at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 05:23:51 UTC 2013


If you want to avoid the real pain in the neck that's installing ArchLinux
(a distro specially made for geeks) you can use Bridge that's a pure
ArchLinux fork with a Live Install CD (but its community is quite the same
than the ArchLinux one -i.e. very few members kind of real experts but when
you ask for help, most of the time the answer is "man is your friend" that
is not very helpful!) or better, try Manjaro that is also an Arch derivate
distro which provides cinnamon and gnome desktop on the same Install DVD -
and here, the folks of the forum are very nice and open.

Manjaro can also provide Kde and OpenBox desktop on different Live DVDs and
installing it is quite the same than installing Ubuntu. Just few questions
and a nice push button gui.

You just have to change your habitual reflex using apt-get by using the
different syntax of pacman, or you can also use the gui pamac that's very
similar to synaptic.

I didn't try Gentoo yet, but ArchLinux, Bridge and Manjaro provide the
latest Mono version.

BTW, Manjaro uses both pacman and yaourt to install the packages, the second
one looking into the AUR repository.

Hope this helps.

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : monodevelop-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:monodevelop-
> list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] De la part de Mike Krüger
> Envoyé : vendredi 26 juillet 2013 09:32
> À : MarLOne
> Cc : monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
> Objet : Re: [MonoDevelop] Review of MonoDevelop
> Hi
> Mono has a very unfortunate history on Linux - many people
> hated/blocked mono.
> There are several good reasons why the jvm and java IDEs get updated to
> the latest version 10 minutes after they release something and mono
> doesn't get updated years after release.
> Therefore you need to build from source - it requires some set up, but
> it's worth it.
> If you want a distribution that ships never versions try Arch Linux -
> they're an exception. (I could imagine that gentoo ships the latest
> stuff as well)
> Regards
> Mike
> > Hi,
> >
> > Yes, MonoDevelop has steadily improved. I also have strong Windows
> > background but have been experimenting in Ubuntu for the last several
> years.
> >
> > Perhaps the MD community can explain this to me and I am not trying
> to
> > start any holy war here only to seek information to satisfy my query.
> >
> > In Windows, I have no trouble of installing the latest Visual Studio
> > in Windows - for example I am running VS2010 in XP. However, I am
> > using Ubuntu
> > 12.04 LTS and I am stuck in MonoDevelop 3.x even using a PPA to
> update it.
> > Perhaps I am using the wrong PPA or wrong distro of Linux?
> >
> > I have experimented with PMono and that seemed to work allowing me to
> > use a different version - kind of like side-by-side support. Why
> can't
> > MD be installed into UBuntu independent of the version of the OS?
> >
> > In my development machine running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have no trouble
> > upgrading Oracle's NetBean IDE to the latest version.
> >
> > Is there something I can do other than building from source?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Leon
> >
> >
> >
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