[Mono-dev] ASP.NET 4.5 Async Pipeline

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Wed Oct 22 17:02:01 UTC 2014


The changes should be done in Mono.   Just enough to have aspnetwebstack
compile out of the box.

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Martin Thwaites <monoforum at my2cents.co.uk>

> Hi Miguel,
> That is a great idea around making them synchronous in the background.
> I'm sure this would cause some issues for people, however if we can hit the
> main use cases in the initial stab that would be great.
> Are you suggesting that this is done in the Webapi code, or somewhere in
> the mono source.  My goal has been to make it so we don't need our own
> implementation of the aspnetwebstack.  It would also be great if we can say
> that async controllers work in mono, just run synchronously, rather than
> "use these dlls and Webapi will work".
> Thanks for offering to help out, if there is some initial Google terms you
> could point me in the direction of that would be great as Async pipeline
> doesn't seem to be specific enough.
> Martin
> On 22 Oct 2014 14:58, "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> You could start by "faking" the async controllers for now.   This would
>> be enough to support WebAPI, even if behind the scenes it is entirely sync.
>> This buys us some time to research the subject.   There were a few
>> interesting posts on MSDN, and the blogs about how this works a couple of
>> years ago, so those would be great research material.
>> I can assist (in my copious spare time) with this, as I wrote chunks of
>> the current ASP.NET pipeline with Gonzalo.
>> Miguel
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Martin Thwaites <
>> monoforum at my2cents.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm still working through implementing methods to mvc/webapi, however,
>>> I've found that the newer versions of WebApi are reliant on async
>>> controllers.
>>> Now, my perception is that this means that the note on the mono
>>> compatibility page around the Async Pipeline needs to be implemented for
>>> that to work.  First, please let me know if I've misunderstood.
>>> If I take this on, I'm going to need some help to implement it.  I see 2
>>> options, first, someone helps me out with some resources that I can use to
>>> devise a way to do it, articles on the process, examples of where it might
>>> be implemented in the current codebase for other things, etc.  Second, we
>>> enlist the help of someone who is more equipped.
>>> I believe that there are quite a few people who are interested in
>>> getting this implemented, and therefore I have an idea that we could
>>> potentially crowd fund the money to pay a contractor to potentially do it.
>>> My hope would be that with a financial incentive, someone within Xamarin
>>> may be willing to put forward their spare time to do it.  This would likely
>>> give us a better chance of getting it merged due to them already being used
>>> Miguel's (understandably high) standards and the processes involved in
>>> contributing.
>>> So, is there anybody else who would be willing to donate to this (I'm
>>> thinking something like a kickstarter campaign so that people can get their
>>> money back if it doesn't go ahead).
>>> Also, does anyone who has an idea of how it would be done have any idea
>>> what sort of effort we would be looking at?
>>> Alternatively, can someone give me an idea of where to start with
>>> implementing it?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Martin
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