[Gtk-sharp-list] Improving Gtk#

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:26:52 -0400


> Well, it was a project using mint (instead of the
> jit), but it is dead now (as fas as I know). Is there
> a port of mono (jitter) for ARM to be used in embedded
> devices like PDAs?

Ah, right.  The issue is the runtime, not Gtk# :-)

We have just purchased the equipment to complete the port and we should
be getting it on the next few weeks.

> Some people is using pygtk to develop for these
> devices, and after asking to core GPE developers, they
> think that using interpreters make the environment too
> slow. Would Gtk# over mono jitter an option?

Absolutely.  They would also benefit from the fact that we could use AOT
to precompile the code to native code [1] so there would be no JIT
impact nor extra memory requirements. 


[1] Speaking of size: currently Mono requires both the original file and
the compiled file to be present;  So some hacking would be needed to
trim out the CIL code from the first file.