# Friday, 27 March 2009
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New Development Snapshot -- Help Needed

As 0.40 is getting nearer, I need some help. This snapshot is pretty close to what the first 0.40 release candidate is going to be. However, there is still something missing. As part of this release cycle I wrote a custom implementation of Reflection.Emit named IKVM.Reflection.Emit. This is the part that is responsible for writing managed PE binaries used by ikvmc. It is also responsible for writing the debugging files (.pdb on .NET and .mdb on Mono). I've written a working .pdb writer, but only a basic (and untested) implementation of the .mdb writer and this where I need help. I need someone to test, debug, finish this. So if you care about being able to debug your Java code in MonoDevelop, please help out! To get an idea of what's involved here is the current source.

Changes:

  • Workaround for Mono bug 486307.
  • Added "Windows 7" detection for os.name system property.
  • Improved IKVM.Reflection.Emit symbol writer "plug in" interface.
  • Wrote a basic (untested) symbol writer for Mono.

As always with a development snapshot, don't use this in production, but please do try it out and let me know about it. The sources are available in cvs and the binaries here: ikvmbin-0.39.3373.zip
 

Friday, 27 March 2009 06:25:54 (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]