According to this monodevelop/xamarin studio 5.8 is out.
But on the official repositories, I can only get 5.7
Is there a way to get the latest version?
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You can use this PPA for the latest beta release:
A custom build of the latest beta release of MonoDevelop (built from the tag in git) that can be installed parallel to the version included in the official Ubuntu repositories.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ermshiperete/monodevelop-beta sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install monodevelop-current
The latest version today is 220.127.116.117 for Precise, Trusty, Utopic and Vivid.
If there are problems during installation, similar to mine in Vivid, then just install the dependencies manually, e.g.:
sudo apt-get install gtk-sharp-4.0 sudo apt-get install gnome-sharp-4.0 sudo apt-get install mono-addins-4.0 sudo apt-get install jscall-sharp-0
The above were mine, you might have more/less then these.