Easy installation of current Mono and MonoDevelop for all major Linux Distributions

This blog post is a repeat of an email that I sent to the Mono mailing list back in July 2013: http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-list/2013-July/050114.html The problem is that there are no recent packages for the major Linux distributions offered at http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html and http://monodevelop.com/Download I personally