[Mono-devel-list] MSVB C# to mbas conversion kickoff & call for volunteers

Jambunathan K kjambunathan.devel at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 09:38:35 EST 2005


 > Any idea when #IFDEF will be supported (or am I doing something wrong?). 

The behaviour you are seeing is consistent with what is in mbas. The
supports for pre-processor directives is not complete as yet.

Jambunathan K.

On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 03:41:11 -0800 (PST), Dennis Hayes
<denisraytek at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have started a "probe" conversion to convert the MSVB namespace from C# to
> Mbas. 
> I will be using a commercial tool, InstantVB, graciously donated by Tangible
> Solutions, http://www.instantvb.com/. 
> Any changes the namespace should still be made in the C# version. I will be
> keeping the converted files on my own machine until there is something
> significant to check-in. 
> Also, at this point this is more of a probe to see what would be needed to
> really do the conversion. 
> I expect the conversion to take "a few" months to complete. In addition to
> the conversion work, the task will be dependant on the folks at Tangible
> improving their tool; they have been very fast at correcting issues I have
> found thus far! Also they donated to tool in exchange for bug reports. The
> task will also be dependant on progress on the Mbas compiler as well. 
> Call for volunteers: 
> Mbas guys, the first issue I run into is that Mbas does not yet support
> #IFDEF. The files are full of #IFDEF 1.1 and #IFDEF 2.0. It is easy enough
> for me to just comment out all but one version for now, but this is be one
> of my top requests, if it is not too difficult. I would not want you to
> delay more important mbas work for this. Any idea when #IFDEF will be
> supported (or am I doing something wrong?). Thanks. 
> Beginners, there are some simple changes that need to be made to the C# code
> to make it more mbas friendly. Contact me if want to help. But only if you
> are not involved with other Mono work. At this point this is not importiant
> enough to pull anyone from other parts of the project. 
> Thanks,Dennis
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