February 16, 2010

The state of Mono 2.6 on FreeBSD

Categories: FreeBSD, Mono.

Long time no post... Well, I an writing a serie of articles about NFC and it takes me a lot of time, not mentioning I still do many other things in parallel. If you are interested in this area, stay tuned ;-)

So apart NFC, what's new with Mono on FreeBSD? First, you wight have seen that mono 2.6 has been released for a while and is still not available in FreeBSD ports. The main reasons are:

I will not mention here the mono-basic-2.6.tar.bz2 source tarball that exists besides the moonlight-2.0.tar.bz2 tarball in the moon(light) source directory and the mono-basic-2.6.tar.bz2 source tarball in the mono-basic directory having different dates & checksums… Lot of fun to come I guess.

Once these various problems have been fixed, you can expect mono-2.6 to reach the ports, promptly followed by the last version of the MonoDevelop IDE which is quite lovely.

Last but not least, I am now a ports committer and flz@ is my mentor.

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