[Mono-list] CLI and devices

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 13:15:30 +0200

On 06/05/02 Andrew Stopford wrote:
> I am currently looking at porting the CLI to the Lego mindstorms RCX.  The
> biggest problem that I am facing is that the RCX has a limited memory space,
> I am just curious but has any work been done on running Mono on embedded
> devices ?

The mindstorms have too little memory to run any CLR.
As for mono, the requirements for corlib.dll+System.dll+mono/mint
are about 1.5 MB, this will easily grow to 2-2.5 when the libraries are
complete, though for an embedded device all the runtime could be
stripped to less than 1 MB (and then you need libc, libgc, libglib).

The RAM requirements are quite low compared to, say, the equivalent
java runtimes, but still, to run a useful program, you need at least a
megabyte of RAM for the process.


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