[Mono-dev] Mono on Windows/x64

Jonathan Chambers joncham at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 10:30:56 EDT 2007

Actually, there is some effort already to get glib building under win64. See
thread here:

I am not sure how soon any patches will make it into glib, but there is some
effort. I initially thought eglib would be easier, but have since changed my
mind ;-). A glib port will be used/appreciated/maintained by a wider
community, and it has already been ported to build on Win32. eglib would
need ported to win32, and not just win32, but msvc. This was not trivial
when I tried, and I doubt mono wants all the #ifdef's and changes necessary
to get it working. Plus, glib is tested alot more than eglib.

A colleague of mine already has a win64 build of glib, and is working on
cleaning up his changes; again, I have no clue of when such changes
could/would be put into glib.


On 4/23/07, Michael Jerris <mike at jerris.com> wrote:
>  Seems like a good time to ask about the status of windows support (32 and
> 64) and/or msvc support for eglib.  It may be a more worthwhile use of time
> to finish that work than to work on finishing porting glib.  I would be
> happy to lend a hand in this process if there is some sort of direction on
> the best way to go forward on this.
> Mike
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:
> mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com] *On Behalf Of *Jonathan Chambers
> *Sent:* Monday, April 23, 2007 10:14 AM
> *To:* Kornél Pál
> *Cc:* mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> *Subject:* Re: [Mono-dev] Mono on Windows/x64
> At this point, the runtime should compile on win64 in VS2005. It won't
> link as neither glib nor libgc are ported to win64. I have locally modified
> versions of each that I am working on, but am not done yet. After all of
> that is complete, I am sure the JIT will need at least some minor
> adjustments; calling convention comes to mind and I am sure there are other
> things of which I am not currently aware.
> Does anyone know the status/intention of gcc on win64?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> On 4/22/07, *Kornél Pál* < kornelpal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Earlier there were some patches and posts regarding Windows/x64 support on
> the list. Could someone please let me know the current status of
> Windows/x64?
> Kornél
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