[Mono-devel-list] Mano - Mono on PalmOS

yoros at wanadoo.es yoros at wanadoo.es
Thu May 1 16:03:44 EDT 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 11:24:38AM -0700, Wolf Logan wrote:
> I appreciate that feedback. However, I have to disagree. There are some
> features of the Mono core that, as you say, would be useful "across the
> board", but the Palm port will need to be fundamentally different from the
> desktop port, and I'm not sure that "peripheral" or "support" code will mean
> naything to the vast majority of Mono developers. For example, the Palm port
> will most likely exist as a stand-alone application (from the PalmOS point
> of view), with threading, interprocess communication, etc being managed by
> that application itself, since the OS provides no support for those
> features.
> I hope the community doesn't split -- there's no need for anything so
> drastic. If the entirety of the Mono community is interested enough in
> supporting the PalmOS to make development of these kinds of features (which
> really are only useful on tiny systems) a general priority, that's great.
> But I don't believe that's the case. And rather than waste space in the
> mainstream development with development issues of interest only to a single
> machine, I thought it'd be useful to collect that machine-specific
> development in a different place.
> If you *really want* Palm-specific discussions on this list, I'll be happy
> to send them here, but I'm not sure they'll be more than noise to most
> people.

I think that the best option is what lupus said. I think that a lot of
features needed by palm support that would be very useful in the global
environment. Specific features (like IO) must be iside an assembly (for
example: Mono.Palm.IO) and that assembly can be used by a palm-specific
application. Think that it's great that any application made for
"mono" could run in any architecture.



Pedro Martínez Juliá
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