This week there has been the release of Mono 3.6, and the launch of the new Mono website!
There is a section for Linux as well:
It is good to see that Jo Shields has joined the Xamarin team, and he will look into providing supported packages of Mono for the major Linux distributions.
For more details, see the mailinglist:
I have been busy to provide a community version of Mono for the various Linux distributions. At the moment I have binaries for CentOS 6 and 7, Fedora 19 and 20, Debian 7, OpenSUSE 12.3 and 13.1, and Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04.
You can install the packages according to the instructions here: http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=home:tpokorra:mono&package=mono-opt
To run mono, you have to load some environment variables first:
. /opt/mono/env.sh mono --version
One user requested to still be able to use Mono 3.4, because of some regression in Mono 3.6. So I have added a package mono-opt-3.4, that you can install from the same repository as mono-opt.
Another suggestion from the community was to include support for LLVM. Since today, my mono-opt packages are compiled with LLVM for Mono present, so you can now use LLVM for compiling code: mono –llvm
For more details, see http://www.mono-project.com/docs/advanced/mono-llvm/
If you have any suggestions, please let me know!