Supported Platforms

Mono has support for both 32 and 64 bit systems on a number of architectures as well as a number of operating systems.

Supported Operating Systems

Operating Systems

Supported Architectures

Mono has both an optimizing just-in-time (JIT) runtime and a interpreter runtime. The interpreter runtime is far less complex and is primarily used in the early stages before a JIT version for that architecture is constructed. The interpreter is not supported on architectures where the JIT has been ported.

Supported Architectures Runtime Operating system
s390, s390x (32 and 64 bits) JIT Linux
SPARC (32) JIT Solaris, Linux
PowerPC JIT Linux, Mac OSX, Wii, PlayStation 3
x86 JIT Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD,
Microsoft Windows, Solaris, OS X, Android
x86-64: AMD64 and EM64T (64 bit) JIT Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
Solaris, OS X
IA64 Itanium2 (64 bit) JIT Linux
ARM: little and big endian JIT Linux (both old and new ABI), iPhone, Android
Alpha JIT not maintained. Linux
HPPA JIT not maintained Linux

Note that the Alpha, MIPS, ARM big-endian and HPPA architectures are community-supported and may not be as complete as the other architectures.

Support for SPARC64 works in older versions of Mono, but not in the recent versions.

Packages for most platforms are available from the Downloads page.

Embedded systems

To make mono more suitable for some architectures used as embedded systems have a look at the Small footprint page.