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Mono Special Interest Group

The Mono SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain Mono (and related) packages in Fedora.


The goal of the Mono SIG is to provide high-quality and usable mono software packages to Fedora users and developers and to support others in creating and maintaining Mono packages. Also assist in ensuring users to have the best possible experience of Mono.

We want to ensure that Mono is supported correctly and as fully as possible across rawhide, the current core and the core-1 distros. We are not able to ensure everything works prior to core-1 at the moment.


Mono SIG faithful testers

Joining the SIG

We are under new management, please bear with us while we update the wiki pages, in the meantime if you wish to join the Mono SIG, you can add your name below and contact David.

A proper mailing list has been requested, (

If you want to join but have no packaging experience we will be happy to help you learn, you can also get your start by joining the faithful testers team above. These users are willing testers of new Mono work and related package updates, occasionally a call to testing will be issued with instructions. The aim is to create a breeding ground for pushing good work into our stable repos and to arrange Mono based test days. You may also be asked to help triage specific bugs. This is your chance to make a big difference without investing much time. The only requirements is being on the mailing list and having a FAS and bugzilla account to give us feedback.

How you can help

If you have no idea how to help us, here are some proposals where we need help:

  • Packagers: There are so many interesting packages that are not yet packaged for Fedora. Package it to improve the user experience.
  • Reviewers: Only a few persons are doing the reviews. Help us reviewing so that more packages could be included.
  • Testers: If you usually use Mono or related packages in any branches (development versionn, updates-testing) and report bugs, request enhancements or features. We need your feedback to improve Mono users experiences.
  • Bugs: Become a BugZapper and help us with mono-related bugs.


Packages awaiting review

Package requests

  • Gnome Do Plugins - make Gnome Do much more useful
  • MonoDevelop Addins - More MonoDevelop Addins like debugger integration (MDB, GDB), more language support (Vala, Java, Boo) and improved development experience (Database)
  • Tangerine - DAAP music server

Stalled reviews

This would make a good starting point for new contributors, most of the initial work is already done, however the package review remains incomplete for various reasons.


Mono website
Building Mono packages