[Mono-list] Porting FreeTrain to Mono
atsushi at ximian.com
Tue Feb 26 01:39:32 EST 2008
So I've created a patch to make it build with mono (from FreeTrain.sln,
built with MonoDevelop). Though I
could not get it run fine on mono due to some SDL_Image_Load()
behavioral difference that returns null.
atsushi at linux-tx2c:/svn/FreeTrainSDL/bin/Debug> MONO_IOMAP=all mono
Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentNullException: Argument cannot be null.
Parameter name: src
at (wrapper managed-to-native)
at SDL.net.Surface..ctor (System.String filename) [0x00052] in
at FreeTrainSDL.SDLGUI.initGUI (Int32 width, Int32 height, IntPtr pf)
[0x00067] in /svn/FreeTrainSDL/SDLGUI.cs:61
at FreeTrainSDL.FreeTrainSDL.Go () [0x0011b] in
at FreeTrainSDL.FreeTrainSDL.Main () [0x00006] in
It would be nice if someone who is familiar with Tao/SDL could try it.
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Atsushi Eno <atsushi at ximian.com> wrote:
>> I agree that FreeTrain had been great, actually to me *the only*
>> valuable .NET application for years.
>> It is intreseting that FreeTrain was being ported to SDL land. Though it
>> wouldn't run on non-Windows platform
>> unless it drops COM dependency such as AxSHDocVw.dll and MSHtmlHost.dll.
>> I wonder if they can be
>> rewritten using WebBrowser control (it is still under heavy development
>> DierctAudio dependency is also porting blocker, though I guess it could
>> be cut.
> Thanks for the respons Atsushi.
> The goal was to remove all Windows dependencies and fully port it but
> unfortunately those who have worked on it lack the .NET skills and
> necessary motivations to accomplish this task, hence why I'm asking
> here. It would be a great showcase for Mono, and a bit of a steal to
> have FreeTrain to move to Mono from .NET.
> - C
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