Fw: [Mono-list] How difficult mono porting to other platforms? e.g. Symbian

Dick Porter dick@ximian.com
10 Aug 2002 12:36:09 +0100

On Sat, 2002-08-10 at 11:03, Serge wrote:
> Hello,
> > I was just thinking at how difficult would be porting the mono core to other platform (not unix-like) like SYMBIAN
> In the case of Symbian, it's difficult, IMO.
> Mono depends on some libraries, so porting these libs is the first step.
> To make such port practical it would be desirable to reuse as much of the system resources as possible - such as Unicode stuff.
> Symbian's native APIs are C++, so some adapter library will be needed.
> I assume you're interested in porting to real device, not emulator, so maybe this will require some Thumb support.

For symbian, it might be worth while porting the runtime to java and
just reusing the class libraries.  The OS calls then are all those entry
points that are listed in metadata/icall.c.

(Just a random thought from a non-java hacker :) )

- Dick