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

scott redhowlingwolves at
Fri Mar 18 21:20:56 UTC 2011

On 03/18/2011 05:08 PM, Vernon Cole wrote:
> Hello.
>    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
> history?
> 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
You can always go the source and compile it 

Find the maintainers of the package and I'm sure they'll welcome any 

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