[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 300133] [NEW] Mono 2.0.1 package (triggers major packaging transition, please read in full)
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Thu Nov 20 00:03:56 GMT 2008
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Binary package hint: mono
Attached is a source package for Mono 2.0.1. This is a 0ubuntu1 package
- not because the work has been done by Ubuntu developers (it hasn't),
but because the Debian pkg-mono team would like to get as many talented
packagers helping us with a major packaging transition as possible - and
that's hard to do when we need to wait around for Debian NEW.
The background to this transition can be found at
http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMonoGroup/Mono20Transition, and the
short answer to "why bother" is "it shrinks the install size for Mono
apps by up to 40%"
This transition is split into three sections, which must be completed (and I mean 100% completed, certainly for steps 2 and 3) in order:
1) Move the core Mono stack from 1.9.1 to 2.0, including the changes introduced to Debian packaging in 2.0
2) Transition all *APPLICATIONS* which build-depend on Mono to compile against a different compiler (see http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMonoGroup/Mono20Transition#head-67c13a005dab7f510b0fd1ee8db7a30689e89669 or ubuntu-devel@/ubuntu-motu@ for more detail)
3) Transition all *LIBRARIES* which build-depend on Mono to compile against a different compiler (see point 2 above).
Completing the steps in order is vital to a smooth transition, as the
build-deps required by packages has changed. Once step 1 begins,
applications with build dependencies on Mono are highly likely to fail
(until they are altered to take account of the transition). Applications
with a RUNTIME dependency should still run and install smoothly.
This source package, along with eight others (which will be receiving
bugs like this shortly) contain the "core Mono stack". I'll be trying to
coordinate this stuff personally with a series of 0ubuntu1 packages, and
syncs from Debian Experimental. One package already slipped in, as due
to assorted reasons it's in Unstable (http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty
/mono-vbnc) so the number of packages to migrate is already smaller than
when you started reading this.
A more detailed explanation of how to help will be posted to the mailing
lists, to help app & lib developers through the transition (and
hopefully accelerate the transition for Debian as well)
** Affects: mono (Ubuntu)
Mono 2.0.1 package (triggers major packaging transition, please read in full)
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