Finally, after resolving issues with a new Arm GCC release we have the Debian/Ubuntu SDK package ready.
The Launchpad based GNU ARM Embedded Toolchain has been updated in Ubuntu Apt-Get to version 6.0, and we use version 5.2 in our SDK. Therefore we have to include Arm GCC within our OpenMono .deb package. This has increased the size of the package, but made the install process simpler. We no longer need to use an Ubuntu-only PPA (apt-get repository).
We have added a new release of our board package for Arduino IDE. Since the package is quite new we are still exploring the best release and deployment procedures. So if you already have installed our board package, than upgrading require you to manually delete the old.
This new release has changed its URL
The previous release (version 0.8) has its version number included in the URL, which was a mistake. The new release exist on a generic URL:
To upgrade to the new version you first must exit any running instance of Arduino IDE. Then follow these steps:
Delete the installed package files:
On Mac navigate to ~/Library/Arduino15/packages/ and delete the folder OpenMono and its contents.
On Windows: navigate to C:\Users\[YOUR_USER]\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages and delete the folder OpenMono and its contents.
Open Arduino IDE again
Open the Arduino's Preferences window
Change the Additional Boards Manager URLs to the new URL, as listed above.
Close Preferences and open the Board Manager.
Install Mono again.
Now you should have version 1.1. You can also choose to install any older version, if you like.
Windows Serial Driver
The Board Package cannot automatically install the required serial port driver (Windows only). Before Arduino IDE can talk to Mono, you must first install the driver. Download here.