[Mono-dev] Porting Mono to 'asm.js'
nir3al+dev at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 10:31:45 UTC 2015
Thanks for the clarification! Also, sorry for the late reply. I've been
doing some reading and experimenting on asm.js/emscripten between my
Also, could you help me on how to contact "João Matos", who is stated as
the mentor for that project?
On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM, Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> wrote:
> On 15.03.2015 10:59, Nirmal Lankathilaka wrote:
>> I've been using Mono for developing desktop apps for a couple of years and
>> would love to contribute to the project. Since I'm still a student, I
>> GSoC is a splendid opportunity to start.
>> "Porting Mono to `asm.js`", presented for GSoC, caught my attention
>> recently. I spent some time researching this and I'd like some
>> clarification from the community:
>> Since Mono-LLVM support does exist[mono-llvm]
>> <http://www.mono-project.com/docs/advanced/mono-llvm/>, why would the
>> arise for a port? I understand that there are limitations
>> <http://www.mono-project.com/docs/advanced/mono-llvm/#limitations> in the
>> above approach as LLVM doesn't fully support all the needs of Mono; but
>> since there is no specifications given which would require one to avoid
>> above approach (mono-llvm-->llvm-->emscripten-->asm.js), I'm a bit
> The proposal assumes a slightly deeper understanding of the Mono
> "mono runtime" is here the part of Mono that provides the OS
> abstraction layer (file, network etc.) and GC. It's that minimal
> part of Mono that's needed for running static AOT (ahead-of-time
> compilation) assemblies that were compiled to native shared objects
> or included into the main executable. Basically, it's Mono sans
> code generation, suitable to run on the target.
> The target is here "emscripten/asm.js", so it needs a port.
> "mono cross compiler that can target emscripten"
> is a Mono LLVM AOT target that generates LLVM code suitable
> for emscripten. This part is supposed to run on the host, i.e.
> it has access to a full tool chain etc.
>> On a different note, could you explain to me whether I should use the
>> forums instead of the mailing-lists (which I prefer) for communication
>> regarding GSoC and the `asm.js` port.
> The forums are just a mirror of this list.
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