Does anybody care about mono on DF?

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Sun Jun 19 10:12:37 PDT 2016

On 06/19/16 19:03, John Marino wrote:
> Ever since the version of Mono in ports was upgraded to version 4.x,
> it's been a bit of a nightmare for me.  It's extremely unstable when
> it's host machine is under contention, such as we see in the pkgbox64
> environment.
> A log like this happened twice in two days:
> It's not just mono, but any port that is written in c-sharp (or whatever
> Mono really is) crashes randomly with these sigaborts.
> It's such a pain, I'm seriously considering removing Mono from the
> dports tree, along with it's ~48 ports that depend on it.  If somebody
> is using mono and/or cares about it, I suggest they "adopt" it and fix
> it permanently.  Zrj has spent a lot of time on it as well.
> I suspect that nobody is using it and nobody will miss it if we go with
> the nuclear option, but I'm posting this just in case that assumption is
> wrong.

Well, I installed it recently out of curiosity. It worked pretty well 
for small GUI apps, but I don't really need it and I don't want to 
invest energy myself. Of course, it would be great if someone would 
maintain it.



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