[Mono-devel-list] native compiler - very important

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 10:59:44 EST 2005

Well we don't need a native compiler, because it would bring too many
limitations. Statically bundled libraries is another thing:

Salamander is a commercial product that statically links the needed
parts from all referenced assemblies with a native runtime into a
single executable.

Well Miguel has already cooked up a bundle tool that does just that,
except that it is not currently able to extract just the needed parts
from libraries, it will add the whole libraries that are needed... So
your app will be a HUGE executable, and will be very limited when
doing use of reflection. Also one may experience problems trying to
bundle wrappers like GTK# that depend on remapping. Finally your app
won't be binary portable anymore...

Hope it helps,

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005 15:21:27 +0100 (CET), hdagelic at ffdi.hr
<hdagelic at ffdi.hr> wrote:
> Hello,
> Can you please consider making a native compiler so that the application
> doesn't require the framework. If it cannot be made you can try to make
> something like remotesoft's salamander. I just cannot program anything
> with this (or the ms .net) because I cannot ask people to download the 20
> MB framework! Most of the computers people use don't have the framework. I
> know, the new releases of Windows will include it, so maybe in 10 years...
> Thank you.
> Hrvoje
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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