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From Enrico Migliore <enrico.migli...@fatti.com>
Subject Re: some ideas
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:00:12 GMT
Hi,

>>1. In order not re-invent the wheel, it would be better to start from
>>     JVM Sun's implementation. The code, if  I'm not wrong, is public.
>>     Or, at least, from a solid implementation.
>
>The license is restrictive enough to force FreeBSD users to download
>manually and separately Sun's code and the patches....
>
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I meant, taking a look at the code and the strategies adopted.

>>2. An attracting feature would be designing the Harmony JVM to be portable
>>    across Windows and Linux.
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>Hum ... I would rather it exists on non linux free unices & some embedded
>systems, that really are in need for a /good/ JVM. (win$ can be supported of
>course, but I am not sure win$ users are the main target, at the beginning)
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One way to make the JVM portable could be designing an interface layer
between the JVM
and the underlying OS, just like the Apache Portable Runtime.

I confirm that embedded systems are in strong need for a reliable open
source JVM.
As far as I know , the only reliable JVMs for embedded systems are: J9
and Esmertec's.
I've worked on the OSGi/J9/Linux/Arm and all worked fine, as far as the
J9 was concerned.

Enrico

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