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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject gump?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2005 11:52:59 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Kev Jackson <> wrote:
>>>The .NET tasks also have mono support; you can build this stuff on
>>>a unix box, the goal being that gump will do mono code too.
>>Is that actually one of the goals of gump, to build Mono code?
> Gump's goal is to build as much of the ASF software as possible - and
> OSS software beyond the ASF as well.  Gump already builds a bunch of C
> projects (APR and HTTPd) and also NAnt as a first step towards
> building .NET apps - the ASF already has some with Log4NET probably
> being the most prominent one.
> Since all our Gump installations are on Unix(-like) systems, Mono
> plays an important role here.  Gump does not (yet?) build Mono itself,
> even though that probably would be possible (albeit time consuming).
> One other goal of Gump would be building Java projects on a wider
> variety of Java VMs.  We currently do Sun's JDK 1.4 and Kaffe.  We
> should be doing JDK 1.5 and Mustang and I'd really like to give
> IKVM.NET on top of Mono a try one day as well.  The main problem is
> the amount of resources (both computing and human) needed to support
> them.

where is vmgump these days?

Also yes, we do need java1.5 or 1.6. Right now gump cannot build a lot 
of the java1.5-only apps, like the head of tomcat, some of my projects, 
etc, etc.

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