[Gtk-sharp-list] Improving Gtk#
Miguel de Icaza
Sat, 30 Apr 2005 12:26:52 -0400
> Well, it was a project using mint (instead of the
> jit), but it is dead now (as fas as I know). Is there
> a port of mono (jitter) for ARM to be used in embedded
> devices like PDAs?
Ah, right. The issue is the runtime, not Gtk# :-)
We have just purchased the equipment to complete the port and we should
be getting it on the next few weeks.
> Some people is using pygtk to develop for these
> devices, and after asking to core GPE developers, they
> think that using interpreters make the environment too
> slow. Would Gtk# over mono jitter an option?
Absolutely. They would also benefit from the fact that we could use AOT
to precompile the code to native code  so there would be no JIT
impact nor extra memory requirements.
 Speaking of size: currently Mono requires both the original file and
the compiled file to be present; So some hacking would be needed to
trim out the CIL code from the first file.