Great news for all Mono developers on Linux! Recently Xamarin introduced official Mono repositories for Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, RedHat, SUSE and derivatives). Currently it contains Mono 3.10.0 and MonoDevelop 5.5.0 - a major improvement at least for Debian users (currently Mono 3.2.8, MonoDevelop 4.0.12 even in Sid).

Xamarin Mono downloads page

Installation in Debian

Add repository line to your sources.list and install Xamarin GPG key. The most simple way to do that is using software-properties-gtk or mintsources (in case you are using Mint or LMDE). It also can be done from command line:

sudo -i
echo "deb wheezy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list
apt-key add - < xamarin.gpg

Now we have to update apt cache and upgrade packages:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Now get some tea (coffee) and sandwiches and wait… In case of problems check official installation guide.

MonoDevelop IDE 5.5 with GTK# designer and Mono 3.10

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