I'm currently install F# manually by downloading the binary distribution from Microsoft, downloading the Mono key, running the Mono installer, then fiddling with my path. Is there a PPA with F# packages that can make my life easier?

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The F# license appears to be non-free as it only allows non-commercial use, so it wouldn't be legal to distribute this in a PPA. At best, there could be an fsharp-installer package created, which would automate those steps of downloading & installing it.

  • Adobe Flash is in a PPA and it's proprietary -- why not F#? Jul 28, 2010 at 22:42
  • I can't find Flash in a PPA, only installer packages. If redistribution isn't allowed by the license, then it can't be put on launchpad.
    – ajmitch
    Jul 28, 2010 at 22:58
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    Microsoft just anounced they are open sourcing f# bit.ly/bMds8c
    – trampster
    Nov 5, 2010 at 1:58

Ubuntu (.deb) packages for fsharp can be found at http://fsxplat.codeplex.com/


I believe Microsoft said they might open source F# in the future.


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