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From Mark Wielaard <m...@klomp.org>
Subject Re: Eclipse part 2
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2005 00:16:10 GMT

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 11:44 +0100, Tim Ellison wrote:
> There are two distinct groups within IBM doing class library work --
> hey, it's a big place!
> One group provides a robust J2SE based on the Sun libraries for many IBM
> products/platforms [1].  The other group has no access to Sun code and
> provides a (similarly robust <g>) smaller set of IBM-authored libraries
> for embedded product offerings [2].

You seem to forget group 3 (wow, IBM is big!) that produced JikesRVM and
that actually switched from those robust IBM-authored libraries to GNU
Classpath <double g!> :)

IBM research published an interesting paper about this that is worth a

The Jikes Research Virtual Machine project: Buliding an open-source
research community
B. Alpern, S. Augart, S.M. Blackburn, M. Butrico, A. Cocchi, P Cheng, J.
Dolby, S. Fink, D. Grove, M. Hind, K.S. McKinley, M. Mergen, J.E.B.
Moss, T. Ngo, V. Sarkar, and M. Trapp. 
IBM Systems Journal, Vol 44, No 2, 2005.




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