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MonoDevelop gives me the following every time I launch it:
WARNING [2013-02-13 14:03:06Z]: Inotify watch limit is too low (8192).
MonoDevelop will switch to managed file watching.
See http://monodevelop.com/Inotify_Watches_Limit for more info.
ERROR [2013-02-13 14:03:06Z]: Error while reading welcome page contents.
System.ArgumentNullException: Argument cannot be null.
Parameter name: stream
at System.IO.StreamReader.Initialize (System.IO.Stream stream, System.Text.Encoding encoding, Boolean detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks, Int32 bufferSize) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at System.IO.StreamReader..ctor (System.IO.Stream stream, System.Text.Encoding encoding, Boolean detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks, Int32 bufferSize) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at System.IO.StreamReader..ctor (System.IO.Stream stream) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.IO.StreamReader:.ctor (System.IO.Stream)
at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Load (System.IO.Stream stream) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
at MonoDevelop.Ide.WelcomePage.WelcomePageBranding..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0
This occurs after the small title-window appears but before the main window appears. After this it hangs and does not show a window.
This started to occur after the program while running stopped responding. I killed the process and tried to restart it. Since then it always gives me the above error. Neither logging out nor rebooting have any effect.
Created attachment 3372 [details]
Fix for bug
On further examination, it appears that this bug has been fixed in a later version. However, upgrading to this version is not possible in my environment. Therefore, I request that this patch, which appears to fix the problem, be applied to version 18.104.22.168 and an update be released. Thank you in advanced.
Are you sure that patch fixes the startup problem? That exception is handled, so it should be harmless.
What is your environment?
The patch definitely fixes the problem. It is exactly the diff on that file between 3.0.6 and 2.8.6. I haven't investigated the commit-log, though.
The OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed the standard Ubuntu-packages.
I recommend you file this patch with the Ubuntu packager then, maybe they can make a hotfix release.
Upstream we are only supporting 3.x.