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Re: [DotGNU]Re: DotGNU Ported to PocketPC

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Re: DotGNU Ported to PocketPC
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 09:54:31 +1000
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On Sunday 13 June 2004 09:44 am, Alex Stephens wrote:

> I think this is a very good point, more far reaching than it might at first
> seem. I mean, is dotgnu's approach to support primarily the lowest common
> denominator of all systems or will it extend into the special features of
> each system.

We will add device-specific capabilities if it makes sense to do so.  The 
"lowest common denominator" is a starting point for the process, not its end.

> > We already have this covered.  The runtime engine and the C# library
> > support "profiles", which allow special versions to be built of both. 
> > There is already an "mscompact" profile, which is intended to provide
> > library features compatible with .NET CF.
> Thanks Rhys. But does dotgnu actually support pocket PC architectures e.g.
> ARM at the present time?

It runs fine on ARM machines.  Linux-based iPAQ's and Zaurus' (both ARM) have 
worked for quite some time now (as someone else mentioned).  However, the CPU 
is only one factor in the "will it work" equation.  Operating system API's, 
available memory, and input devices, are others.

> > If modifications are needed to Panel, then we can easily support that via
> > profiles, and hook through to the equivalent features in handheld
> > GNU/Linux implementations.
> Sorry Rhys, I don't really know what you mean by this. Do you mean that, at
> present, handheld Linux devices are not fully supported but they will be if
> and when they are requested?

Some handheld devices may already be fully supported.  But others with special 
requirements may not.  We will address the issues as they are reported (we 
cannot fix bugs that we do not know about).



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