[Mono-list] Compiling Mono for WinCE

Luca kronos.it at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 10:48:54 EDT 2005

Il Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 05:06:09PM -0300, A Rafael D Teixeira ha scritto: 
> 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... :(
> > 
> I don't think that mono (the runtime) can be easily compiled for WinCE
> with it's current build system.

I suspected that :)

> 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),

Well this won't be a problem since the target architecture is x86 and
(maybe) ARM.
We'd like to use ASP.NET to set up a remote control (well, sort of) for
the device.

> 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. 

This is something worth looking into :)

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