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DrMega
February 22nd, 2008, 08:51 PM
I develop in C# .Net 2.0 at work, and would like to do so for some projects at home. As I use Ubuntu at home MonoDevelop seems to be my only choice. I have two questions as follows:

1. How come the version of Mono runtimes and MonoDevelop in the repositories are so out of date? (Note this isn't critiscm, I appreciate there may be a genuine reason).

2. Is there any reason why I shouldn't download the latest versions from their respective websites?

Jussi Kukkonen
February 22nd, 2008, 09:15 PM
1. How come the version of Mono runtimes and MonoDevelop in the repositories are so out of date? (Note this isn't critiscm, I appreciate there may be a genuine reason).

Out of date? Mono 1.2.5 was released just two weeks before Ubuntu 7.10 was released. By the mono release Ubuntu was already far in feature freeze, when new versions are no longer pushed in. So Ubuntu 7.10 has Mono 1.2.4.
Same logic probably applies to monodevelop.



2. Is there any reason why I shouldn't download the latest versions from their respective websites?
Just remember to subscribe to a mono security mailing list -- Ubuntu will no longer take care of security updates for you... If you take a closer look, you'll see there has already been a security update on mono.

You can also suggest mono and monodevelop to be backported, if new version are already in Hardy. I think you can do that in launchpad.

DrMega
February 22nd, 2008, 10:09 PM
Ok, now a feel a bit silly. Rather foolishly I'd looked at the version number of MonoDevelop (0.14 released in July last year), then looked on the Internet to find the latest version of Mono (1.2.6).

I must drink more coffee before posing my next question.