[Pkg-mono-devel] Re: [Pkg-mono-group] libgtk-cil package

Philip Nelson panmanphil@yahoo.com
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 06:42:05 -0800 (PST)

--- Mirco Bauer <meebey@meebey.net> wrote:

> Currently we are only packaging the stable branch of Mono and Gtk#, we
> have plans (yes only plans yet) to package Mono 1.1 and Gtk# 1.9 for
> experimental.

Was there any response to Miguel's suggestion that the 1.14 version *is* the
stable branch? I know I posted a question here about a bug that had already
been fixed, but was still broken in the sid release. 

> Though you can use _third party_ gtk# 1.9 debian packages. 

As I am mostly based on sarge (agnula distro), but found installing the mono
release from sid was no problem, I would also like to know about other debs.

I have had a similar conversation in the agnula community and would like to add
my 2 cents here. Agnula is an audio focused distribution. Like the mono paths,
the audio development rate is considerably faster than the base debian rate. In
a sense, everything is moving all the time and in those situations, old is
almost never *stable*. The mostly new release *is* the most stable, and the
most featureful. I really think mono is in exactly this position.

The agnula solution is a debian custom distribution, which is probably not the
right solution for mono. But since there are few if any dependencies in debian
on mono at this time, there is little risk to moving up the release chain as
quickly as possible.

Philip - http://blogs.xcskiwinn.org/panmanphil
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