[Newbies] Looking to get libomv working with Squeak, is the dotNetBridge still alive?

Göran Krampe goran at krampe.se
Fri Feb 4 09:38:43 UTC 2011


(I am ccing squeak-dev because it will give us a better chance of good 

On 02/01/2011 08:33 PM, Raz Welles wrote:
> Hey, I've just begun learning Squeak, and I was wondering if there was
> to use .Net dll's with Squeak (libomv in particular). BrianRice
> pointed out the dotNetBridge, but it seems to be dead, as the
> saltypickle.com site is gone.

But you can still get the code using SqueakMap cache:


(jsut adding "/cache" to the page for the version)

This will give you a file called "cache", just rename it to the proper 
*.mcz name.

And if you use the SqueakMap Package Loader from inside Squeak it should 
use this automatically. :)

 > FFI seems a bit daunting to delve into.

FFI is actually simple to use, but C# libs can not be called just by 
using FFI.

Mono had a wrapping tool called "cilc" earlier (I googled) that could 
generate a C lib wrapper for C# libs, that you then could have called 
using FFI. But it has been discontinued in Mono 2.8, anyone know of 
similar tools?

Also FFI will "soonish" get much better too - Eliot is working on that.

> Does anyone have insight into .Net and Squeak interop?

Not really :) But it is IMHO an increasinly interesting question.

regards, Göran

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