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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Developing Harmony
Date Thu, 19 May 2005 21:10:42 GMT
Rob,

you mean JCVM?

-- dims

On 5/19/05, Rob Gonzalez <rob.gonzalez@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >   - jc (written in C)
> > >   - jikes rvm (written in java)
> >
> > Between those two I'm on the side of jc becuase it should run faster
> > than jikes rvm, I don't know why it wouldn't. Though I don't know why
> > Kaffe isn't on the list.
> 
> AFAICT JC is the only real option on the table right now.
> 
> - jc was donated under the apache license.
> 
> - JikesRVM is CPL, so i don't believe it's automatically on the table
> without IBM's releasing a version under the apache license.
> 
> - Kaffe is GPL and no one organization or person owns the copyright
> (as compared to GNU projects, for example), so it's basically
> impossible to re-license.
> 
> 
> since we're now officially in the incubator, can we check this into an
> apache SVN repository and get hacking at it?
> 
> 
> Regarding the x-platform & modularity goals;  regardless of whether
> most of the VM itself is written in Java, C, or whatever, having a
> small bootloading VM layer that instantiates the rest of the VM --
> again, a la JikesRVM -- is probably a good design decision and
> something that can be worked on immediately;  not that I'm
> volunteering for that myself ;) .
> 
> 
> best,
> -Rob
> 


-- 
Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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