Release Notes for MonoDevelop 2.6

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    The MonoDevelop team is proud to announce the release of MonoDevelop 2.6.

    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 2.6 page.

    • Version Control
      • Support for GIT
      • Improved version control views
      • New conflict resolution window
    • Project Model
      • User defined policies
      • Improved support for xbuild/MSBuild
      • Support for .NET 4.0
      • New Add Folder to Project command
    • Source Editing
      • MCS based parser and formatting engine
      • New C# formatting options dialog
      • New path bar
      • VI mode improvements
      • DocFood add-in
      • Improved XML editing experience
    • Debugger
      • IL disassembly view
      • Catchpoints and conditional breakpoints in the Win32 debugger
      • Improved support for debugging anonymous methods and iterators
      • New Stop Evaluation command
    • Tools
      • Improved T4 Templating Engine
    • Mac OSX
      • Native file dialogs
    • C / C++
      • Improved symbol navigation and completion using ctags.
      • Limited navigation and completion support for the default OSX ctags
      • Rudimentary project support for Objective C has been added.
    • Add-in management
      • New add-in manager window


    Please see What's new in MonoDevelop 2.6 for more details.

    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 2.10.4 and GTK# 2.12.8 to run.


    Contributors to this Release 

    • Lluis Sanchez (project management, workbench, debugger, Git add-in)
    • Michael Hutchinson (ASP.NET, XML, T4, Mac port, MonoTouch, MonoMac, MonoDroid)
    • Mike Krueger (text editor, refactoring, hex editor)
    • Levi Bard (C/C++ add-in, Vala)
    • Geoff Norton (MonoTouch)
    • Carlos Alberto Cortez, Andreia Gaita (MonoDroid)
    • IBBoard (git blame and diff improvements)
    • David Siegel (MonoMac budle creator command)
    • Robert Hollencamp (gdb fixes)
    • Steven Schermerhorn (Jump lists)
    • Alex Corrado, Andrew Jorgensen (QA & packaging)
    • David Mulder (QA)
    • Marc Christensen (QA)

    All Contributors

    Aaron Bockover, 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, 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.


    Catalan Jonathan Hernández Velasco, Jordi Mas i Hernández
    Czech David Makovský
    Danish Martin Willemoes Hansen, Jacob Ilsø Christensen
    German Mike Krüger, Masahiro Arai, Zeno Gantner, Gustav Schauwecker, Martin Dederer
    Spanish Antonio Ognio, Alejandro Serrano, Andrés G. Aragoneses
    French Bruno Bovey, Vincent Daron, Nicolas Favre-Félix
    Galician Ignacio Casal Quinteiro
    Hungarian Bálint Kriván, Gergely Kiss
    Indonesian Fajrin Azis
    Italian Alberto Paro, Milo Casagrande
    Japanese Atsushi Eno


    Dutch André Offringa
    Polish Marek Sieradzki
    Portuguese Vitor Hugo Barros
    Mauricio de Lemos Rodrigues Collares Neto, Andre Filipe de Assuncao e Brito, Rafael Teixeira
    Russian Maxim Krentovskiy, Semyon Soldatov, Daniel Abramov
    Slovenian Matej Urbas
    Swedish Daniel Nylander
    Turkish Enver Altin
    Yu Lindong, Funda Wang, Ray Wang
    Yan-ren Tsai