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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The Classpath VM interface. (Please read)
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 19:04:04 GMT

On Jun 7, 2005, at 1:30 PM, Bruno F. Souza wrote:

> Sven de Marothy wrote:
>
>> I really don't view it that way. I view it as 'Is it worth spending
>> effort on this?'.
>>
>
> I understand where Geir is coming from here: even more important  
> then the implementation, one of Harmony objectives is to involve  
> different groups as well as commercial companies, to define a  
> modular architecture for a J2SE implementation. It could even be  
> that a Harmony VM would be incorporated with Sun's classlibraries  
> to create a product by some comercial vendor that could lawfully do  
> that. In this view, it would be important to have a VM-library  
> interface that could accomplish that.
>
> But I mostly agree with Sven: if we're going to support plugging  
> different libraries, we must start from somewere that is available  
> and documented (Classpath has such a beast) and then work with the  
> interested parties to expand that. For us to include the existing  
> (non documented/proprietary) Sun interface it would have to be  
> contributed by Sun into the discussion.
>

Yes - starting from GNU Classpath is what I suggested in the  
beginning and kept saying all the way through.  I also suggested that  
there were things to discuss about it (java.lang.VM*) and we wound up  
down this rathole.

geir

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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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