MonoDevelop 2.8 for C# and .NET developers arrives
The MonoDevelop team has released version 2.8 of its open source IDE (integrated development environment) for programming in C# and other .NET languages. Other than changes to the source code editor and new functions for project management, MonoDevelop 2.8 mainly provides changes for Mac developers.
On Mac OS X, MonoDevelop adds support for Xcode 4 and integrates the TestFlight iOS testing service; the paths to MonoTouch and the iOS SDK can now be individually configured. There are new project templates for the iPhone and iPad target platforms, along with support for iOS 5 Storyboards to facilitate the view controller for app developers.
There is a new editor for creating colour schemes for syntax highlighting, along with a new default colour scheme. For project management, the IDE has a new Edit References dialog and revised Class and Document Outline views.
Further information about the update can be found in the release notes. Provided under the LGPLv2 and MIT-X11 licences, MonoDevelop is available to download from the project's site and from GitHub. The IDE is designed to ensure a unified code base when porting .NET applications created under Visual Studio to Linux and Mac OS X.