[Mono-dev] Mono on Windows/x64

Jonathan Chambers joncham at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 11:28:30 EDT 2007


On 4/23/07, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> > 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.
> We are going to drop glib and move to eglib in the future anyways.

Knowing this previously would have helped ;-). I have got conflicting advice
in the past about whether glib or eglib would be the best approach.

In addition, eglib is such a small library that am curious as to what
> you think would require all that work to port eglib to Win64, it does
> not seem that difficult, and the code base is very small.

I'll look at the progress I made previously locally. I think the biggest
issues were msvc issues like handling varargs differently than gcc (adding a
decent number of #ifdefs), and lots of string conversions between Windows
API (Unicode) and glib (utf-8). I'm willing to work on this again, with help
from anyone else, if this is the future direction of mono.


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