[Mono-list] Re: Mono-list digest, Vol 1 #12 - 19 msgs

Steve Newman steve@snewman.net
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 10:36:18 -0700

>  From: Brian Mastenbrook <cbm067@email.mot.com>
>  To: mono-list@ximian.com
>  Date: 11 Jul 2001 11:14:38 -0500
>  Subject: [Mono-list] Toolkit for System.WinForms, and how to deal
>  with Mono-specific issues
>  Hello all,
>  I know we're a long way away from being able to actually write our
>  WinForms layer, I was wondering whether or not when desigining this (and
>  possibly other toolkit or OS-dependent parts of Mono) we would want to
>  allow multiple toolkits and implementations. In other words, should we
>  plan for multiple WinForms implementations so that other popular
>  toolkits or desktops can still use the base Mono code yet have GUI
>  applications mesh with their desktop? This would also allow Mono to run
>  GUI programs on other operating systems [...]

This is an excellent point (providing for the possibility of multiple
WinForms implementations).  Any part of the implementation that is
going to be tied to a specific OS or toolkit should be swappable if

>  Lastly, is anybody else interested in working on JScript support?

I would be.  I'm not sure how much time I can make available, but
I have implemented a complete JavaScript system (compiler, bytecode
interpreter, runtime environment, libraries, debugger) before and
would be interested in contributing to a compiler for Mono.