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).
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:
Now we have to update apt cache and upgrade packages:
Now get some tea (coffee) and sandwiches and wait… In case of problems check official installation guide.