IronPython and Mono are very old. How can we get an update?

Vernon Cole vernondcole at
Fri Mar 18 21:08:12 UTC 2011

  I am new to the list, please forgive and let me know if this is not
the appropriate forum.

I was very pleased when IronPython appeared on synaptic -- even though
I was a bit concerned that the version was 2.6B2 about the time that
2.6 was released.  No problem, given the regularity with which Ubuntu
updates their packages, so I waited.

A short while ago, I contributed a patch to the IronPython standard
library. I received a somewhat acid comment that my patch had not been
tested on Mono/Linux.  True, it had not.  I downloaded the current
source of IronPython from github, and discovered that I cannot build,
because my version of Mono is too old.  In order to get a current
version of Mono, my sources suggested, just switch to Redhat!!!  WTF?!
 _Redhat_ has the latest stuff and Ubuntu is dragging in ancient

Something is wrong here!

IronPython 2.7 was released last week, with my patch and without the
requested test.

Other than grouching on this list, what can I do to get my favourite
distro up to speed?
Vernon Cole

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