[Mono-dev] .NET Micro Framework Platform

Paolo Molaro lupus at ximian.com
Wed Oct 11 12:42:44 EDT 2006

On 10/10/06 Marcos Cobeña wrote:
> I've found it worth to mention if thinking about embedding Mono on
> mobile devices: http://www.aboutnetmf.com/entry.asp. Take also a look
> to: http://www.aboutnetmf.com/NET_Micro_Framework_Whitepaper_V_1.0.doc.
> By the way, is there already any effort for doing something similar?

Not by us at Novell. The mono codebase can be tweaked to run with 3 MB
of disk space and 3-4 MB of RAM (plus the stuff required by the system
and your app). So it covers the uses cases of both the Compact and
regular .Net framework.
The Micro framework looks for a different market and requires a
radically different runtime implementation. If you read the paper you'll
also note the system doesn't even run .net assemblies...
You could use some code from mono to do the implementation, but
once you'll have it you'd need to convince gadget manufactures
to use it. To that end you basically need to have extorted^Wcollected
money from the PC industry for the last two decades as MS did, and it's
not even clear anyone is going to use the micro edition anyway.


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