DotGNU on Pocket PC

Pocket C# is port of C# compiler from DotGNU project to Windows CE. DotGNU contains open-source runtime, compiler, tools and many other things to make free cross-platform .NET environment. I took only compiler and several required tools and ported them with some modifications to WinCE platform. This would allow you to develop and build applications using standard .NET CF and C# right on your pocket device. It’s quite easy, you almost don’t need to do anything manually – just write your code and project file and then build it with one tap.

Components are currently “shipping“ are:

  • C# compiler (cscc-cs)
  • IL (intermediate language) assembler (ilasm)
  • Linker (ilalink)
  • Wrapper for these tools (cscc)
  • XML based build tool (csant)
  • Runtime libraries – standard Microsoft .NET CF
  • Sample applications

Currently this is the compiler only, but an IDE has been proposed to make programming easier on this. There have also been son talks for possibly support for J# and VB.NET

You can check out the newsgroups and get more information on the DotGNU.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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