[Mono-dev] Mono for Symbian

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Tue May 22 16:03:43 EDT 2007


> * Is Symbian OS even able to run Mono? (Posix, threading etc.)

If Java is able to run, Mono should be able to run.  It probably will
require porting, but porting was needed for even things like MacOS and

> So there is still some work to do if we want to have a Symbian port!  
> Maybe the recently announced Silverlight initiative is helpful in  
> creating a slim .NET Compact Framework like profile for use on memory- 
> limited smartphones. But a complete port will need much more support,  
> so please feel free to look into it.

Reducing the size of the libraries has always been possible by editing
the source code.   JB's Linker should further simplify this, and the
work on Silverlight should advance this work even more.


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