Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

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12/18/2009 9:12:24 AM
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Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

Hi,

As you maybe know new Mono versions are out (2.4.3 and 2.6)
I have tested three version of Mono with two versions of Mojoportal 2.3.3.0 and 2.3.1.9.
It makes 6 tests...

Here are the (short) results.

1 - Mojoportal 2.3.1.9 in Mono 2.4.2.3 :
I have a web site (maisonpedia)in production in this environment and there is no bug from the Internet Side.
In fact for Internet All features can be used except statistics and shared files. (For shared file maybe I missed a configuration from Web.config)
But in administration interfaces and from my tests : the most boring was creating a new page and manage content.

2 - Mojoportal 2.3.3.0 in Mono 2.4.2.3 :
Results are the same from above

3 - For MojoPortal 2.3.1.9 with Mono 2.4.3
There is not a lot of change between Mono 2.4.2.3 and Mono 2.4.3
except the suppression of a friendly URL is now running (benefit of Mono 2.4.3)

4 - For MojoPortal 2.3.3.0 with Mono 2.4.3
The Creation of a new page is now not crashing (benefit of MojoPortal 2.3.3.0).And All Features are running like step 1

5 and 6 - For MojoPortal 2.3.1.9 & 2.3.3.0 with Mono 2.6
Ok... for now and from my tests you can forget it. Using Mojoportal cause some strange crash and even if you restart Apache the Mono processes are still here...

Most boring, Managing content is not running anymore (For version 2.4.3 and 2.6 of Mono) and was running in previous SVN version of Mono (Between 2.4.2.3 and 2.4.3)...

From these tests my opinion is that now the better choise is MojoPortal 2.3.3.0 and Mono 2.4.3
But maybe I missed something in Mono 2.6 compilation... I don't know...
Any comments are welcome, because maybe your tests are differents.

Best regards,

Pierre-Alain

12/18/2009 9:28:35 AM
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Re: Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

Hi Pierre-Alain,

I personally have not tested beyond the Mono 2.4.2.3 VMWare image as of yet. I guess pretty soon I will get the latest VMWare image.

I will say that I am close to a new release of mojoPortal and there are changes in mojoportal svn trunk that were made later than version 2.3.3.0 specifically to solve some issues under Mono.

I was contacted by Marc Christensen of Novell who maintains the RPM package of mojoPortal that they ship with the VMWare iamges about some issues he was having compiling and running mojoPortal so a few minor changes were made with conditional compilation to get around these issues. So the RPM version of mojoPortal shipping with the new mono releases is actually a snapshot of mojoPortal 2.3.3.1 as it existed in svn trunk on the day he made the latest package.

So you may want to try again after the coming mojoPortal release or else by getting the mojoportal code from our svn trunk and building the mojoportal.mds with MonoDevelop

Best,

Joe

12/18/2009 10:14:39 AM
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Re: Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

Hi Joe,

Thank you for your answer Joe. It's a very good news !

Hum... Joe Just for helping , Maybe you could be interested by virtual servers with various version of mono just for your tests ?
If you are, don't hesitate,
I take only a few minutes to bring these virtual server online with Internet Acces for apache, Shell, and FTP access.

Best regards,

Pierre-Alain

12/18/2009 11:28:59 AM
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Re: Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

Hi Pierre-Alain,

It is very nice of you to offer! However I'm not a linux super user, I know how to do a few things from the command window like lauching xsp2, using svn and compiling mono, but I don't really know it well enough to do everything so I stick with the gui desktop tools when possible. So using the opensuse vmware image is what I'm comfortable with. I don't have the time for exhaustive testing on Mono, I do basic sanity testing from time to time to make sure things are still working. The good news is that Novell uses mojoPortal for testing Mono so they probably test more than I do. If I find a bug on mono or one is reported to me I verify the problem and report it to the Mono team. I used to test svn builds of mono more often than release builds but lately I mainly test the latest VMWare image.

Best,

Joe

12/18/2009 1:08:18 PM
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Re: Mono 2.4.2.3 vs 2.4.3 vs 2.6 which one to choose ?

Yes joe, it's realy a great new !
It's look like it's merry chrismas before date :)

Novell has just released Mono 2.6.1 I'm currently testing it right now... with an MojoPortal SVN build.

Best regards

Pierre-Alain.

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