When is Mono 2.10 stable enough for Lucid?

Asked by Yves Goergen


I'm currently upgrading a project of mine from VS2005/.NET 2.0 to VS2010/.NET 4.0 and have found that it doesn't even begin to run on my Lucid machine with Mono 2.4.4. (The .NET 2 version is in production use right now.) Now I've read that .NET 4.0 support was introduced in Mono 2.8, some two years ago. I'm feeling a bit left alone with no current Mono version available on my a bit more than one year old Ubuntu system. Badgerports still has 2.6.7 and announced to upgrade to 2.10 when it's ready, a few months ago. Is still anybody at it or has it been forgotten for a while? If 2.10 isn't stable enough, would 2.8 be then?

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said :

you may want to download the .net files via winetricks instead of using mono. i find that mono above 2.6 doesn't work properly.

word is that after novell was acquired by some company (i forget who it was), the new company fired the staff working on mono, so mono is dead.

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Yves Goergen (ygoe) said :

"winetricks is a quick and dirty script..." (Source: http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks) Now, that doesn't sound comforting. winetricks.org doesn't mention Mono/.NET anywhere visible. Considering your wording "to download the .NET files" your reply doesn't look relevant to me.

From what I've read, Mono is well alive and kicking, now that the original developers have moved to the new company Xamarin, with Miguel de Icaza, and they have some licence agreement with Novell or whoever had the code before. Here's an interesting blog post about it: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Jul-18.html

Anyway, this didn't answer my question. The question was about the current status of the Mono 2.10 (or at least 2.8) release for Lucid, not about whether or not alternatives might be better suited.

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/mono; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

Should do it

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Did you try my command?

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Yves Goergen (ygoe) said :

I did, and it worked well, thank you. I'm still in the testing phase right now.

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Yves Goergen (ygoe) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.