[Mono-dev] Re: [Mono-devel-list] Initial ARM JIT port in svn

Paul F. Johnson paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 15:39:39 EDT 2005


> > Problem is that for RISC OS, they don't have dynamic linking support as yet
> > (though the RISC OS gcc is getting there). There would also have to be a
> > different layer between SWF and the desktop as it's not running X.
> Dynamic linking is not strictly required, mono uses it only for the
> optional external profilers and p/invoke. And if the platform doesn't have
> shared libraries p/invoke is not useful, so you have no excuses:-)

I thought that the binaries referenced the dll's rather than statically
included them. However, if the binaries can be statically linked, then
it's good.

> Anyway, I really know nothing about risc os, 

It's RISC OS (both are acronyms - you will find those in or from the
RISC OS community somewhat precious about the naming of it!)

> I just know it still exists
> since it's installed in my arm box, so I though someone out there
> was still using it.

About half a million users left.

I may be able to put a research proposal together to get a new RISC OS
box at work (I'm at the University of Salford), but I would need a
sponsor - say from Novell and a definite purpose for doing the work.
Now, I can argue that I want support for one I'm putting together now
(see http://www.all-the-johnsons.co.uk/chemical ) but I would need
backing up. Anyone fancy adding weight - not sure if there is a
financial element, but if there is, it'll be buttons.



"Some people will do anything for a woman in uniform" - The Doctor -
Unregenerate (Big Finish audio)

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