Release Notes for MonoDevelop 2.8
The MonoDevelop team is proud to announce the release of MonoDevelop 2.8.
MonoDevelop is an IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages. MonoDevelop enables developers to quickly write desktop and ASP.NET Web applications on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. MonoDevelop makes it easy for developers to port .NET applications created with Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OSX and to maintain a single code base for all platforms.
New Features and Improvements
This release contains lots of new features and improvements. Here is a summary of the new features. You will find a more detailed description of what’s new in the What’s new in MonoDevelop 2.8 page.
- Project Management
- New Edit References dialog
- Improved Class and Document Outline pads
- Source Editing
- New editor for syntax hilighting color schemes
- New default syntax hilighting color scheme
- Mac Development
- Xcode 4 Support
- Application Settings are now stored in a .plist file
- New editor for .plist files
- New project templates
- Support for native library references
- The location of the MonoTouch and iOS SDKs is now configurable
- TestFlight integration
- Xcode 4 can be used to edit Interface Builder files, similarly to MonoTouch projects.
And plenty of bug fixes in all MonoDevelop features.
Please see What’s new in MonoDevelop 2.8 for more details.
Packages for several distros and platforms, as well as source code tarballs and build instructions are available in the MonoDevelop Download page.
This release of MonoDevelop needs at least Mono 2.10.4 and Gtk# 2.12.8 to run.
Contributors to this Release
- Lluis Sanchez (project management, workbench, release engineering)
- Michael Hutchinson (Mac port, MonoTouch, MonoMac, MonoDroid)
- Mike Krueger (text editor, refactoring, hex editor)
- Alan McGovern (MonoTouch add-in)
- Jeff Stedfast (MonoTouch add-in)
- Rolf Bjarne (MonoTouch add-in)
- Andreia Gaita (MonoDroid)
- Alex Corrado (packaging)
- Hugo Bonacci (art)
Aaron Bockover, Alan McGovern, Alberto Paro, Alejandro Serrano, Alex Corrado, Alexandre Gomes, Alex Graveley, Andreia Gaita, Andrés G. Aragoneses, Andre Filipe de Assuncao e Brito, Andrew Jorgensen, Antonio Ognio, Ankit Jain, Ben Maurer, Ben Motmans, Carlo Kok, Christian Hergert, Daniel Kornhauser, Daniel Morgan, David Makovský, Eric Butler, Erik Dasque, Franciso Martinez, Geoff Norton, Gustavo Giráldez, Hugo Bonacci, Iain McCoy, Inigo Illan, Jacob Ilsø Christensen, James Fitzsimons, Jeff Stedfast, Jérémie Laval, Jeroen Zwartepoorte, John BouAnton, John Luke, Joshua Tauberer, Jonathan Hernández Velasco, Jonathan Pobst, Levi Bard, Lluis Sanchez Gual, Luciano N. Callero, Marc Christensen, Marcos David Marín Amador, Martin Willemoes Hansen, Marek Sieradzki, Matej Urbas, Maurício de Lemos Rodrigues Collares Neto, Michael Hutchinson, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Krüger, Muthiah Annamalai, Nick Drochak, Nikhil Sarda, nricciar, Paco Martínez, Pawel Rozanski, Pedro Abelleira Seco, Peter Johanson, Philip Turnbull, Richard Torkar, Rolf Bjarne Kvinge, Rusty Howell, Sanjoy Das, Scott Ellington, Thomas Wiest, Todd Berman, Viktoria Dudka, Vincent Daron, Vinicius Depizzol, Wade Berrier, Yan-ren Tsai and Zach Lute.
This list may not be complete, some contributors who sent patches by email or via our bugzilla may be missing. Your work is still greatly appreciated. If your name was left off the list, it was not intentional, please send an email to the MonoDevelop mailing list and it will be corrected as soon as possible.