On Friday, 27 December 2013 at 19:09:28 UTC, Alexander Bothe
On Friday, 27 December 2013 at 17:52:22 UTC, ilya-stromberg
I have only one request: can you focus at the Mono-D
stability? I saw a few errors last time (I'm not shure if it
was Mono Develop errors or Mono-D errors).
Then please tell me as soon as they appear! Assuming that
you've got a longer programming experience, you should know
well that silent/destructive raging won't help anybody! :)
It was non-critical errors and thay appeared randomly. At least I
can't reproduse it now. But OK, I'll try to send bug reports.
So, can you use only stable Mono Develop versions and print
current required Mono Develop version?
That's one thing I did for the last bunch of years. I hated it,
brought even more confusion and I had doubled circumstances to
manage everything. Atm I'm very happy that I can even release
Mono-D for all 3 major OS platforms exclusively via
addins.monodevelop.com which is the built-in distribution
platform of MD.
I don't talk that you must support different Mono Develop
versions for different OS. Current stable Mono Develop is 4.2.2,
can you use it for all supported OS and specify recomended Mono
Develop version ad the
`http://mono-d.alexanderbothe.com/download/` page? I just want to
say: "please, don't use Alpha/Betta Release of Mono Develop". I
have a lot of problems with Betta Release of Mono Develop at
Ubuntu ~2 years ago.
Also, can you create betta/rc versions of Mono-D and, maybe,
create separate repro for it?
I'd rather recommend to downgrade if something is not working
at all - or just skip versions (like the usual main release
followed by several bug fix releases - It's always your choice
not to update!)
Not exactly. Actually, I decided do not to update, but one day I
had to create a new MonoD installation after OS re-install, and
it was complitly broken. I couldn't even open the project. It was
terrible. After that I decided to use Eclipse/DDT, even it has
I know this implies some efforts (head to
http://addins.monodevelop.com/Project/Index/27 and select an
older release :-))
but ensures that quite everyone is using the very latest
version. Only then I can locate bugs&issues most efficiently.
OK. Can you add instruction how to do downgrade?
In past I had very bad experience of work with Mono-D because
any Mono Develop and/or Mono-D upgrade could break the IDE.
So, it will be really great to see stable Mono-D.
Lastly, please define 'stable'.
I think you mean 'not crashing at every key stroke' - well,
that can indeed happen from time to time.
Yes, exactly. But I agree that Mono-D looks much better than
But still, it's continous partly test-driven rolling-released
integration - what do you expect? :-D
Furthermore, the guys from MonoDevelop seem to have taken a
break from changing the APIs on every release plus if you use
the dub architecture, Mono-D is a fully opt-in solution to
develop your project.
If it's just crashing, keep on developing with other tools and
may return if it's working again. Or just keep filing issue
reports, or try to fix it on your own - it's FOSS! :-)
Unfortunately, dub didn't exist at that days. But yes, today it's