Bug 2924 - MonoTouch version information only updates when you restart MonoDevelop
Summary: MonoTouch version information only updates when you restart MonoDevelop
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 2.8.6
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alan McGovern
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-16 17:54 UTC by Chris Hardy [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-07-24 17:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2012-01-16 17:54:33 UTC
The Version Information doesn't update until MonoDevelop is restarted.

This can be confusing when installing a new version of MonoTouch, check that it is installed correctly (MonoDevelop doesn't get restarted) by going to "About MonoDevelop" -> "Version Info" tab only to see the old version of MonoTouch displayed, after a restart, this information is correct.
Comment 1 Alan McGovern 2012-02-01 11:08:46 UTC
We should restart as this causes other issues such as any static state calculated on startup will be incorrect. One consequence of this is that if you check for updates right after installing an update, you'll end up re-downloading and re-installing the updates you just installed. Building could also be broken due to incorrect static state etc.
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-01 11:27:53 UTC
Updating MonoTouch or iOS SDKs should not require MonoDevelop to be restarted, MD attempts to detect the changes in the MonoTouch and SDK versions and reload the caches.
Comment 3 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-02-01 20:27:40 UTC
I suspect the method that checks the caches only gets called in the build code, maybe the about dialog should call it too.
Comment 4 GouriKumari 2012-07-23 18:03:19 UTC
I updated MonoTouch version 5.2.12 to 5.3.5 and the version information did not reflect until I restarted MonoDevelop.  I believe the problem persists.
Comment 5 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-07-24 17:18:18 UTC
The dialog now checks whether the version has changed.