[Mono-list] a Mac architecture port

Radek Doulík rodo@ximian.com
03 May 2002 13:34:06 -0400

Hi Taylor,

I have done ppc port before few months. It's not updated for about two
months. I will be very happy if you plan to help with ppc port.

On Pá, 2002-05-03 at 00:33, Christopher Taylor wrote:
> Hello all,
>  I'm planning on purchasing an iBook this summer and I'd like to be able
> to hack up some c#. While i have an x86 machine, I'll be subjected to
> much travel and was wondering if someone could either "hook me up" with
> a project currently building mcs for ppc or give me some reference
> material to plan a port for ppc [I've had *some* experience with risc,
> and that was sparc so I guess I would need some technical documents,
> etc].

OK, I will prepare small page with links to technical documentation
about ppc. I hope to have it this evening.

>  I'm almost certain a c# compiler doesn't exist for ppc architecture
> which would make mcs pretty difficult to port. This is sort of a
> "feasibility" post. I'm under the impression that I'm staring into a
> pretty deep river and am about to go in over my head ;)

As Miguel pointed out, mono c# compiler (mcs) is written in c# so it
should work. I haven't tried it yet, as last time when I updated ppc
port mcs wasn't self hosting on linux. So it probably need some work to
update it to current mono.

Other big task is jit/ppc support which is not started yet.