<html><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>It's Okay, James. At least I have gotten the three messages.</div><div><br></div><div>Best,<br><br><div>--</div>Sent from my iPhone<div><br></div><div>Gabriel Acevedo<div><a href="http://gabrielacevedo.me/">http://gabrielacevedo.me/</a></div></div></div><div><br>On Jul 6, 2011, at 7:34 PM, James Darbyshire &lt;<a href="mailto:james.darbyshire@blazeware.net">james.darbyshire@blazeware.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br><br></div><div></div><blockquote type="cite"><div>Third time lucky...<div><br></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">For some reason the email from my phone bounced.<br><br>I registered&nbsp;<a href="http://monofoundation.org/" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(28, 81, 168); "><a href="http://monofoundation.org">monofoundation.org</a></a>&nbsp;and .net a while back which you are<br>
</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">free to use.</span></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="arial, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse;"><br>
</span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="arial, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse;">James<br></span></font><br><div class="gmail_quote">On 7 July 2011 01:27, Miguel de Icaza <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:miguel@xamarin.com"><a href="mailto:miguel@xamarin.com">miguel@xamarin.com</a></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;"><div style="background-color:transparent;margin-top:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-right:0px;font-family:Times;font-size:medium">
<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Hello folks,</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Some of you have been asking about the upcoming release of Mono 2.12.</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;We hit a little bit of a bump in the road with the layoff of the Mono team, but we have now re-constituted the team at Xamarin and we are getting back to speed. &nbsp;Our first priority at Xamarin is to ensure that our amazing team of hackers remains employed, so we are focused on creating amazing products for the mobile space. &nbsp;&nbsp;Of course, our products are entirely based on Mono, and as you can see from the commits to the various Mono modules, a lot of our energy goes into improving Mono.</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;To get the 2.12 release to your hands, here’s what we still need to do:</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">(a) We need to be able to build packages</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">(b) We need to be able to host the software</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">(c) We need to adopt the branching and release procedures.</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;During the transition to Xamarin, we lost our build engineer. But luckily at Xamarin we’ve hired Alex Corrado, a very talented developer who’s created a new build system for Mono. &nbsp;The good news is that we are making progress and we are now able to build Linux and MacOS packages. &nbsp;&nbsp;Next, Alex is working on Windows builds. &nbsp;We are not there yet, but we will be there in the next couple of weeks.</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Once we have packages, we will setup a new website for the Mono project where we can host the software and the other project resources, like a wiki, forums, etc. &nbsp;So we are working on a separate domain to host both a Mono web site and the software, and that should be up in the next week or two.</span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Once we have something ready, we will share the information with the rest of the world and give access to the new Wiki to the various maintainers to help us keep the content up to date. </span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><br>

<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Thank you for your patience and your love for Mono!</span><br>
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<br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br><font face="georgia, serif">Regards,</font><div><font face="georgia, serif"></font><font face="georgia, serif"><br><span style="font-size:large">James Darbyshire</span><br>
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