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

Evan Huus eapache at
Fri Mar 18 21:23:20 UTC 2011

Hi Vernon,

Welcome to the list. As far as I know this is the right place to raise
this sort of question.

Which version of mono you have probably depends on which release of
Ubuntu you're using. Ubuntu 10.10 (the latest stable release of
Ubuntu) has mono 2.6.7 which is the latest long-term stable release of
mono according to

RedHat, oddly enough, has mono 2.10, which is the latest release of
mono, but is not a long-term support release. The question is probably
more why RedHat chose to avoid the long-term release rather than why
Ubuntu doesn't have the absolute latest version.

Hope this helps,

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM, Vernon Cole <vernondcole at> 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?
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