Jaunty pre-freeze Freeze Exception Request: monodevelop

Jo Shields directhex at apebox.org
Wed Nov 19 19:48:54 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 13:41 -0500, Nicolas Valcárcel wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 11:22 -0600, Luke L wrote:
> > 
> > Mono itself, and the C# compiler, are up-to-date, with CLI 2.0 and C#
> > 3.0.
> This worries me a lot, if the whole mono suit is updated (compilers,
> libraries, etc...) it will break a lot of other tools and recompiling
> almost the entire archive will be needed. Also i'm assuming this is
> true, i'm not a mono expert so if this doesn't apply just let me know
> and ignore my comment.

You're more right than you realise - the new Mono stack brings with it
some major transitions within pkg-mono - the upshot of which will be a
10-20 MiB saving on the Jaunty liveCD. See
http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMonoGroup/Mono20Transition for
details, incl details on packaging alterations required for the new

About a hundred source packages will need to be altered. We're going to
take care of it as best as we can within pkg-mono, into Experimental.
Assuming NEW takes less than a hundred years, which isn't always
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