Bug 1590 - Assembly versions should match addin versions
Summary: Assembly versions should match addin versions
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Lowest normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-19 19:13 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-07-31 09:52 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-19 19:13:00 UTC
Assembly versions should match addin versions. The mismatch is a common source of confusion when users see addin engine errors and look at the list of loaded assemblies in the about box.
Comment 1 Lluis Sanchez 2011-10-21 06:34:19 UTC
This used to be a problem in the past. Add-ins built against the assembly MonoDevelop.Core would not load on an MD with a MonoDevelop.Core with a different version. That's why I keep assembly versions numbers when MD releases are backwards compatible.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-10-21 07:36:57 UTC
Well, that's unfortunate, because it does confuse people that the assembly versions are for some slightly older version of MD. We'd almost be better off without assembly versions at all. Maybe we could fix this with bindingRedirects?
Comment 3 Alan McGovern 2011-11-15 15:07:11 UTC
Is this a problem then or can this just be closed?
Comment 4 Marius Ungureanu 2013-08-12 07:54:29 UTC
I think Lluis fixed this.
Comment 5 Lluis Sanchez 2015-07-31 09:52:26 UTC
We are not changing the version numbers due to the problem described above.