[Mono-dev] Support for Portable Class Libraries (PCL)
marek.safar at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 07:43:49 EDT 2011
> Would you mind sending a link to the relevant issue on bugzilla so I
> can track it?
> On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 1:32 AM, Marek Safar <marek.safar at gmail.com
> <mailto:marek.safar at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Microsoft has recently introduced support for Portable Class
>> Libraries, allowing the same DLL to be reused for both .Net 4 and
>> Silverlight 4 without recompiling the source. There are
>> restrictions on which APIs are available, and some minor API
>> changes from their non-portable equivalents to gain consistency
>> across the platforms.
>> What additional development effort would be required for the Mono
>> project to deliver equivalent Portable Class Library system
>> library implementations, to be used as library references when
>> compiling .Net 4 / Silverlight 4 portable code with gmcs?
> We don't have Portable .NET profile. The first step would be to
> create this build profile and probably use linker or hack the
> compiler to strip all IL code as it's not needed. On top of that
> runtime support for retargetable assemblies is needed. There is
> already a bug report about this feature in bugzilla.
> I think that's all what is needed.
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