Installing C#/Mono(.NET)/MonoDevelop/XSP in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon(7.10)
The reason for not updating the old post that explained how to install C#/Mono/MonoDevelop/XSP packages in Ubuntu Dapper Drake is that the procedure remains pretty much the same for Ubuntu Feisty Fawn as well as the recently released Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon distributions(but now you get the newer versions of those packages installed, of course). You can just go through that longer post and probably make one or two changes here and there to get everything running under Feisty/Gutsy too.
Do note that Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon supports installing the more recent stable versions of Mono(1.2.4) and MonoDevelop(1.4) right from its package manager than any other distribution(AFAIK). Mono 1.2.5 is released but it is not available even in Gutsy. All other distribution either install the older versions of Mono and MonoDevelop or make you compile these packages from the sources(which is a good idea even on Gutsy if you want Mono 1.2.5 or some bleeding-edge version of MonoDevelop).
Below is a command running which will get most of the packages related to Mono and MonoDevelop installed on your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon(7.10) operating system. The only changes you can notice here are the missing mono-gac package(as it comes installed by default in Gutsy) and the addition of monodevelop-query and libnunit-doc packages. Drop the packages that you don’t want from the command line, and remember that dependencies will be automatically pulled by apt if you accidentally drop any needed packages, so don’t worry too much about it.
A lot has changed in the Mono world in the past year but I will leave it up to you to explore the changes according to what version you are interested in. Here are some links to get you started:
What’s new in MonoDevelop 0.14 (stable version available for Gutsy)
What’s new in MonoDevelop 0.15 (stable version but not available for Gutsy, need to compile from sources)
What’s new in MonoDevelop 1.0 Beta 1 (0.16) (unstable version, need to compile from sources)
What’s new in Mono 2.1.4 (stable version available for Gutsy)
What’s new in Mono 2.1.5 (stable version but not available for Gutsy, need to compile from sources)