MonoDevelop 2.2.1 Released

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    MonoDevelop 2.2.1 has been released. MonoDevelop is a GNOME IDE primarily designed for C# and other .NET languages.

    This is a release based on the 2.2 stable branch, and includes many bug fixes and some feature improvements.

    Bug Fixes

    Here is a summary of the most important fixes:

    • Debugger
      • Better support for enums.
      • Show an error message if a breakpoint can't be inserted.
      • 570855 - Poor type resolution in debugger
      • Don't show 'Expression not Supported' messages when inspecting values with the debugger tooltip.
      • 571232 - System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.
      • Improved error reporting.
      • Fixed exception when calling ToString on structs.
    • Mac fixes
      • New help browser
      • Fixed issue with floating pad selection
      • Fix quoting creating log dir
      • Improved updater.  Added Alpha channel. Add support for opt-in betas.
      • Fixed dynamic-abbrev mac keybindings.
    • Projects
      • 515013 - Compiling; a method call on an object that does not exist produces incomprehensible /tmp/*.tmp error
      • Use WinExe as target project type for GTK# projects.
      • Properly update the default target runtime when a new Mono runtime is installed.
      • Don't copy "support assemblies"; such assemblies should be referenced directly.
    • C#
      • 561964 - Wrong type in tooltip when there are two properties with the same name
      • 564378 - Inline comments in c# with ///< screw up code coloring
      • 564387 - #if 0 grayed out until #endif
      • 550947 - Arrays initailizers should not automatically be split on multiple lines
      • Brace forcement formatting option is now saved.
      • Misc formatting fixes.
      • 571175 - ArgumentNullException in C# code completion.
      • Better FIXME comment parsing & display.
      • 560510 - Preprocessor enabled code shows as comment anyway.
      • 561589 - Infinite loop throwing an exception crashes system.
    • Text editor
      • 566249 - InvalidCastException when deleting some text in the text editor
      • Fixed bug with windows line endings.
      • 569545 - TextEditor sometimes adds LF on Windows.
    • GTK# Designer
      • 565492 - GTK# Visual Designer Doesn't work with GTK# <2.12
      • Disabled checkerboard background in GTK# designer because it had rendering performance issues.
    • Workbench
      • Rendering improvements in the dock toolbars.
      • 561609 - Unhandled exception searching in my project
      • 569588 - Pressing 'escape' in the Delete Project dialog removes the project
      • 570188 - Incorrect description of options in delete dialog.
    • Moonlight
      • Don't generate codebehind for xaml file with no class
      • Respect Moonlight resources IDs.
      • when generating fields for fully qualified types, use global references to keep from conflicting type/namespace names.
      • 566233 - Solution doesn't compile if code uses any IsolatedStorageFile method such as DirectoryExists.
    • IPhone
      • Added iPad app template
      • Fix project template option handling
      • Pass SDK version to mtouch when running in sim
      • Sdk version settable from templates
      • Fix persisting SDK version and I18n after editing.
      • Fix new templates' xibs and headers.
      • Fix displaying I18N options.
      • Make main nib picker editable so it can be cleared.
      • Add MonoDoc source for MonoTouch docs.
      • Added more project templates.
      • Default empty identities to "developer automatic".
      • Fixed loading dist certs with commas in name.
      • Skip duplicate provisioning profiles. Work around bug in Apple's entitlements plist parser.
      • Merge entitlements from provisioning profiles and report signing problems better.
    • Other
      • 561589 - Infinite loop throwing an exception crashes system
      • C projects: Allow parsing of headers included from packages
      • Fix memory leaks.
      • German translation updates
      • Fixed null reference exception when running XSP.
      • Added extension point for snippets, so that add-ins can now register their own snippets.

    As this is a stable release, it's no longer run in debug mode by default, which reduces MonoDevelop's memory use.

    Getting MonoDevelop

    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 2.4 and GTK# 2.12.8 to run.