[Mono-dev] Latest Native Client Mono work - ready for review/pull

Elijah Taylor elijahtaylor at google.com
Thu Jan 31 23:22:49 UTC 2013

FYI: I've rebased these changes into an easier to review pull request here:

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Elijah Taylor <elijahtaylor at google.com>wrote:

> Hello Mono friends,
> I've just put up a pull request for the latest in NaCl Mono changes:
> https://github.com/mono/mono/pull/538
> As mentioned in the description, this does represent two years worth of
> changes, but it's still relatively small.  If it would be easier to review
> in parts I'm open to it (though I don't know if there is a logical
> separation to do that), and I can answer any questions here or in the pull
> request.
> One thing not explicitly mentioned in the pull request:
> The NaCl Mono build is unnecessarily onerous and only works on Linux.
>  We're really abusing autotools/configure badly for this target.  If we
> could get this to look more like one of the other cross-target mono builds,
> could spit out shared libraries, and could run the test suite like NaCl
> Mono does now, it would be greatly appreciated. See the linked doc for full
> details:
> https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/document/d/1Jd_4M7mlmxF8daVbepAy_8RKYcRbhifXanRYyBKkVa4/pub
> An alternate proposal is that NaCl Mono could build without invoking
> autotools and roll its own build.  This would obviously not be great from
> a maintenance standpoint, but maybe it could be automated from the normal
> configure and Makefiles.  Any input on improving the build is helpful.
> We do have a continuous build that tests NaCl Mono and builds release
> packages that are bundled with the NaCl SDK.  See it in action here:
> http://build.chromium.org/p/client.nacl.sdk.mono/console.  I'd really
> like to see my changes integrated into mono upstream and then target actual
> Mono releases for release with the NaCl SDK, and also the Mono team
> could continuously build NaCl targets.  If the build system for NaCl Mono
> is improved, it is entirely possible most people could download the NaCl
> SDK and compile Mono from source, which would be really great.
> -Elijah
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