[Mono-dev] OS X Intel support
grompf at sublimeintervention.com
Fri Jan 6 01:38:31 EST 2006
On 5-Jan-06, at 5:57 PM, Jonathan Pryor wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 19:40 +0100, Joachim Ante wrote:
>> Are there any plans to support universal binary soon?
>> Apple is pushing us quite a bit to port Unity to universal binary.
>> This is especially important since the jit code does not get
>> emulated by the
>> PPC emulator.
> IIRC (summarizing many different IRC sessions...)
> Mono has been ported to Intel Mac, in that the JIT will properly
> under Mac OS X on an Intel box.
Partly right; the JIT executes properly. The GC does not work; and
SVN has bitrotted for building --with-gc=none. This bitrot should be
trivial to fix.
> As such you could install mono on an x86 mac with little trouble.
Assuming you dont need the GC yes.
> Universal "FAT" Binaries, in which both the PPC code and x86 code
> are in
> the same binary, is a different kettle of fish. The problem is
> -- autoconf records the platform you're compiling for and generates
> for that platform.
> So for a FAT binary, you'd need to do a autoconf-driven cross-compile,
> build all of mono *twice* (PPC & x86), and then merge the resulting
> binaries into a single FAT binary.
> All this is possible, but non-trivial, and there is no timeframe that
> I've heard of for completing this work.
Bang on in that regard.
Not to mention gettext/glib/pkgconfig will all need to be "FAT"ed as
PS. Joachim; contact me and get me access to one of the boxes and I
can look at getting the gc ported.
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