[Mono-list] Re: mono/mint on powerpc

Radek Doulík rodo@ximian.com
09 May 2002 20:30:47 -0400

Hi Anthony,

On Čt, 2002-05-09 at 19:25, Antony Lesuisse wrote:
> I'm interessed in getting mono/mint run on my powerbook G4, i've heard
> that you are working on the powerpc port.

Yeah, I've ported mint to ppc few months ago. It's a little bit outdated

> I've submitted a bug about my experiments:
>     http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=24257 
> I would like to contribute to the mono project and therefore i need to
> get a decent runtime on my workstation.

OK, I've attached possibly more correct patch to your bug report. I am
short on time right now, so please test if it helps you.

> I would like to help you on the powerpc stuff.

This is great, I have put links to some documentation I am using on
http://primates.ximian.com/~rodo/mono_ppc_port.html page. This could
give you some basic pointers. I have to update this page as well.

> Can you explain me what you are doing ?

I've ported mint on ppc, which means implement trampolines and delegates
in mono/arch/ppc directory. Lately I've been busy with other work here
at Ximian (I do mono as hobby, not in my working hours), so ppc support
is not updated. I plan to update it ASAP. It will be great if you could

The interpreter needs better delegates and remoting support. I think
Miguel or people on mailing list could give you more info about this if
you are interested.

Another big task is to port mono jitter to ppc. I've been waiting some
time before things stabilize enough, one time it looked like we will
maybe start another jitter, but lately it looks like current gets better
and better. Ask jitter dudes if they think that jitter is ready for

Please let me know if you make any progress and how could I help you

Best wishes