[Mono-dev] HEADS UP: Linear IR branch merge

Zoltan Varga vargaz at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 19:31:57 EDT 2008


  Architectures which _should_ work: x86/amd64/arm/s390/sparc/itanium.  I don't
know the status of ppc. mips/hppa/alpha are broken, but they are probably broken
on the 2.0 branch too.


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:22 AM, Geoff Norton <gnorton at novell.com> wrote:
> Zoltan,
> On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 01:09 +0200, Zoltan Varga wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>   Now that we have branched for mono 2.0, we would like to merge the
>> work done on the linear IR branch to svn HEAD. The
>> linear IR branch was created in 2005 October to explore some ideas on
>> how to make our JIT simpler and how to make
>> it generate better code. A lot of work has been put into the branch
>> over the years, and now we are ready to merge it.
>> Changes of this magnitude are never easy, so svn head might be a bit
>> unstable for a few weeks as we work out the problems. Documentation
>> for the new JIT and some benchmarks can be found at
>> http://www.mono-project.com/Linear_IL
>> I plan to do the merge tomorrow. Until then, please avoid checking in
>> code to the mono/mini directory so as to not interfere with the merge.
> This is great news!  Do we have a list of architectures that will be
> supported, and more importantly a list of architectures that will be
> broken when you do the merge?
> If I remember correctly, ARM, x86, x86-64, sparc, and itanium are ported
> already?
> Thanks
> -g

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