[Mono-dev] .NET Micro Framework Platform

Marcos Cobeña marcoscobena at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 12:56:26 EDT 2006

Hi Paolo,

Suppose you're right, it's not handy to think on porting Mono to those
gadgets. Anyway, think it's nice to see how this platform evolves. :-)

Thanks for your answer.


2006/10/11, Paolo Molaro <lupus at ximian.com>:
> 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.
> lupus
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