[Mono-list] Compiling Mono for WinCE

A Rafael D Teixeira rafael.teixeirabr at terra.com.br
Fri Jul 1 16:06:09 EDT 2005

Hi Luca,

On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 18:20 +0200, Luca wrote:
> Il Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 02:23:39PM +0300, Sergey Chaban ha scritto: 
> > > is it possibile to compile Mono for WinCE?
> > 
> > It was possible in the past (circa 2002-2003), but Mono has evolved greatly since then,
> > so I think some more work is necessary to build the latest version.
> > Also building some of the support libs (glib) for WinCE was quite tricky, thanks to
> > numerous WCE limitations.
> Any pointer on the compilation? Mono requires cygwin but it seems that
> cygwin doesn't work with CE. I'm already stuck... :(
> Luca

I don't think that mono (the runtime) can be easily compiled for WinCE
with it's current build system.

Also we currently don't have a JIT for any of the CPUs commonly used in
the pocket devices, so you would need to resurrect our IL interpreter
(mint), that I vaguely remember someone telling to being able to use in
the time range Sergey cited above. Otherwise you would need to elect one

What I hear some people really do is use some of Mono's managed
libraries in newer WinCE.NET devices that already have the .NET Compact
Framework runtime. 


Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira 
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