[Mono-dev] Porting Mono to 'asm.js'

Nirmal Lankathilaka nir3al+dev at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 09:59:56 UTC 2015

I've been using Mono for developing desktop apps for a couple of years and
would love to contribute to the project. Since I'm still a student, I think
GSoC is a splendid opportunity to start.

"Porting Mono to `asm.js`", presented for GSoC, caught my attention
recently. I spent some time researching this and I'd like some
clarification from the community:

Since Mono-LLVM support does exist[mono-llvm]
<http://www.mono-project.com/docs/advanced/mono-llvm/>, why would the need
arise for a port? I understand that there are limitations
<http://www.mono-project.com/docs/advanced/mono-llvm/#limitations> in the
above approach as LLVM doesn't fully support all the needs of Mono; but
since there is no specifications given which would require one to avoid the
above approach (mono-llvm-->llvm-->emscripten-->asm.js), I'm a bit confused.

On a different note, could you explain to me whether I should use the
forums instead of the mailing-lists (which I prefer) for communication
regarding GSoC and the `asm.js` port.
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