[arch-general] What's with F# and mono?
magnus at therning.org
Thu Mar 27 17:18:14 EDT 2014
On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:54:29AM -0600, Squall Lionheart wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:55 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
> > I'm just starting to dip my toes in the mono waters. Slightly
> > prompted by my current situation at work. In particular I'm
> > interested in F#, but I'm finding the whole situation around
> > mono/monodevelop + F# a bit confusing.
> > 1. There are indications online that mono ships with F# [^1][^2]. But
> > the mono package in Arch doesn't include F#. Looking at the
> > sources used to build the mono package there is no F# in sight.
> > Was it ever there?
> > 2. The package on AUR[^3] for fsharp is rather outdated. Not such a
> > big problem, the building received a lot of TLC so the package is
> > extremely simple to bring up-to-date.
> > 3. Is there an F# add-in for monodevelop? There seems to have been
> > one back in 2010, but it's not distributed any more, [^4].
> > However, other places say there is an add-in available, [^5]
> > (however, downloading fails).
> > So, can anyone help me get a clearer picture of F# on mono (and
> > ArchLinux)?
> > /M
> > [^1]: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2010/Nov-11.html - talking of
> > plans to include F# in mono.
> > [^2]: http://is.gd/cNC5xb- - "F# is included in the standard Mono
> > release, but it's still missing from the MonoDevelop IDE."
> > [^3]: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/fsharp/
> > [^4]: http://is.gd/YndnsA- - bug on F# add-in missing, closed for MD
> > 2.4, the last comment suggests it'd be re-opened
> > [^5]: http://is.gd/YndnsA- which links to
> > http://addins.monodevelop.com/Project/Index/48
> I had this running in Arch using the packages from the standard
> repositories several months ago (new system since then). I had to
> compile and install F# manually from . If memory serves, I had
> to install an add-on/plug-in in mono develop for F# support to work.
>  https://github.com/fsharp/fsharp
Great, there is hope then :)
Do you happen to remember where you found that add-on for MonoDevelop?
I can't seem to find one that can be downloaded AND plugged into MD.
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