I have great news to share with the Mono community.
Today together with SUSE, an Attachmate Business
- Xamarin will be
providing the support for all of the
Android and Mono for Visual Studio customers.
- Existing and future SUSE customers that use the
Mono Enterprise products on their SLES and SLED
systems will continue to receive great support backed
by the engineering team at Xamarin.
- Xamarin obtained
a perpetual license to all the intellectual property
of Mono, MonoTouch, Mono for Android, Mono for Visual
Studio and will continue
selling those products.
- Starting today, developers will be able to
purchase MonoTouch and Mono for Android
from the Xamarin
store. Existing customers will be able to
- Xamarin will be taking over the stewardship of the
source community project. This includes the
larger Mono ecosystem of applications that you are
familiar with including MonoDevelop and the other
Organization at GitHub.
We are a young company, but we are completely dedicated to
these mobile products and we can not wait to bring smiles to
every one of our customers.
Our immediate plans for both MonoTouch and Mono for Android
is to make sure that your critical and major bugs are fixed.
We have been listening to the needs of the community and we
are working to improve these products to meet your needs.
You can expect updates to the products in the next week.
In the past couple of months, we have met with some of our
users and we have learned a lot about what you wanted. We
incorporated your feature requests into our products roadmaps
the MonoTouch and
the Mono for
Another thing we learned is that many companies need to
have a priority support offering for this class of products,
so we have introduced this. It can be either
be purchased when you
first order MonoTouch or Mono for Android, or you get an
upgrade to get the priority support.
Our goals are to delight software developers by giving them
the most enjoyable environment, languages and tools to build
We are thankful to everyone that provided feedback to us in
our online form that we published a month ago. Please keep
your feedback coming, you can reach us
We are reading every email that you send us and you can use my
new miguel at new company dot com email address to reach me.
We will be at the Monospace conference this weekend at the
NERD Center, hope to see you there!
Remember to purchase
early and often so we have the resources to bring you the
best developer tools on the planet.