[Mono-list] compiling for mono

Jim Erwin mono@eyekahn.com
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 14:28:08 -0500

On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 03:12, Gert Kello wrote:
> > I have a 3rd party component that I use on my .net sites, and I would 
> > like to know if there is a way to compile the component for use within 
> > my Mono applications? (obviously this pre-supposes getting the source 
> > code from the vendor, but they have already expressed an interest in 
> > getting doing this).
> It depends what kind of features does this component use. If all of them 
> are implemented in mono, You should be able to use this component even 
> without recompiling under mono, AFAIK :)

Additionally, it would depend on what language the component was written
in. I believe the vb.net compiler for mono is still far from production
quality, so if the source is vb.net, then you won't be able to get a
good compile from mono. Additionally, if there is any com interop or any
other Windows specific implementation in the component
(EnterpriseServices comes to mind) then recompiling won't help.