[Mono-list] Port to symbian?
tleslie at tcn.net
Fri Nov 10 15:05:50 EST 2006
i have a nokia 9200i and would love to run mono apps on it,
i'd be there as a tester for sure!!
On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 15:39 +0100, Andreas Färber wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> > Found the question about Symbian in the below posting - Would just
> > like to add a vote. Mobility is key - am I wrong when I say most new
> > applications has a mobility perspective? We should have at least an
> > official opinion on this?
> > Thomas
> Hearing and finding nothing new on the topic, apart from another
> commercial CLI implementation, I have begun to write a small CLI
> interpreter for Symbian OS - I recently spent about a week getting
> from an mcs-compiled assembly to it writing its Hello World string to
> the console - last part is still a hack with all calls treated as
> calls to void Console.WriteLine(System.String), a not-type-safe stack
> and no compiling mscorlib yet and as a console app with static
> variables it only runs in the simulator. Anyway, I could share the
> code if there is interest.
> I figured Mono was way too big for my phone and Symbian OS only
> includes a POSIX compatibility library and otherwise uses C++
> libraries along with its own conventions, so porting Mono directly
> seemed problematic at least.
> Helpful for any such effort would be if Mono's mcs were less tied to
> Microsofts .NET - for example it emits a non-standard version string
> and requires me to complete a number of classes before compiling
> mscorlib even if I don't use them yet...
> > http://lists.ximian.com/pipermail/mono-list/2006-August/032404.html
> > > I would like to know if somebody is working in porting mono to
> > > symbian OS. Is there any work in progress around it?
> > I'd be interested to hear that, too!
> > The only related product I know of is AppForge Crossfire (http://
> > www.appforge.com/products/crossfire/index.html), which is
> > commercial.
> > Mono does appear to support the ARM processor (http://www.mono-
> > project.com/Mono:ARM); the biggest issue I see is that the memory
> > management is considerably different on Symbian OS (cleanup stack),
> > and non-constant global variables are problematic.
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