[Mono-dev] Building Mono on Linux/Alpha

Zoltan Varga vargaz at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 10:28:08 EST 2006


  We do not really support the interpreter which means we do not test it at all
so it routinely gets broken by changes to other parts of the mono runtime. You
are most likely ran into one of these issues. If you have patches to
the interpreter
to make it work better alpha, we will of course integrate it.


On 1/20/06, Sergey Tikhonov <tsv at solvo.ru> wrote:
> Zoltan Varga wrote:
> >                   Hi,
> >
> >  Mono hasn't been ported to the alpha CPU, only the interpreter is provided
> >which is not really supported. Most likely this causes this problem.
> >
> >
> As far as I understand - it is only JIT or AOT compilers that are arch
> dependant. The interpreter seems to be working
> since the build process got so far. The parser fails to parse "Decimal"
> numbers that have letters "m" or "M" attached to
> the end (like 0m). If I delete that "m" it happily continues. I did some
> modifications to alpha code in "arch" directory, so it
> could be compiler by gcc 4.1 and pass some tests. As far as I understand
> the mono should work without JIT compiler...
> The problem is that Fedora project started to integrate the Mono very
> much and it cause "a lot of trouble" to AlphaCore
> project I am working on now.
> Any hints what it is necessary to do port of Mono to Linux/Alpha are
> welcome, I will try to help (or find someone whoc could help).
> Thank you,
> --
> Sergey Tikhonov
> Solvo Ltd.
> tsv at solvo.ru

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