martedì 23 marzo 2010

Mono 2.4.3 and WinForm on Maemo device

Today I spend some time to make some test using a real winform application on my N810 device. This application use a config file, a socket and a nontrivial winform interface to show the status of specific software server. This interface use tab pane dock to the full window, a detaililed list, and change the color of the row when a specific process is in running. I simply copy the binary from the windows server to my OpenSuSE linux machine and on my N810 maemo device. On OpenSuSE I have no problem with the latest version of mono. On Maemo device I not able to run the release version of application, so I try to run the Debug version with the "--debug" option. Now the application start perfectly. Here there is some screenshot taken from Windows, OpenSuSE and N810 :)
Window Platform
Linux Plaform
Maemo4 on N810

sabato 13 marzo 2010

Mono 2.4.3 on Maemo devices

After long long time I find some freetime to spend to update mono for maemo devices. After a lots of work, at the end I able to compile mono 2.4.3 for the maemo devices. Here you can find the instaction to compile mono for maemo. This instruction are refered by Maemo5 but work also on maemo4 and maemo4.1. I test it only on maemo4.1 device (I have N810 device but unfortunally not a N900 one). Here a the output of "mono --version" from a terminal:
Nokia-N810-23-14:~# mono --version
Mono JIT compiler version 2.4.3 (tarball Sat Feb 27 22:09:03 CET 2010)
Copyright (C) 2002-2008 Novell, Inc and Contributors.
    TLS:           normal
    GC:            Included Boehm (with typed GC)
    SIGSEGV:       normal
    Notifications: epoll
    Architecture:  armel,soft-float
    Disabled:      debug,large_code,logging,com