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From Mladen Turk <mt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GNU Classpath 0.16 "Harmony!" released
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:55:10 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Jul 5, 2005, at 7:04 AM, Mladen Turk wrote:
>>
>> IMHO the major issue is to put all the requirements for the
>> classpath on the paper, and then to see if the GNU classpath is
>> usable, and if not, can it be adopted to fulfill all the requirements.
> 
> That's not an unreasonable idea.
> 
> Thanks for volunteering :)
>
> Go for it!
>

Well It depends on the Harmony goals at the first place.
I hope the Harmony will offer more then just
Solaris/Sparc, Win/x86, Linux/i386/amd64.

Right now the GNU classpath is GNU tools only. Trying to
compile that on WIN32 or WIN64 is very painful without
going trough some posix layer.
Also the GUI part is GTK only, so even with using things like
gtk-win32 it adds an extra layer in between.

Anyhow, like said at the beginning, I think we should build our
own classpath. I can volunteer for that, using APR as a
OS abstraction layer. For me using GNU classpath could give
some jump start, but in the long run, we'll have to build
our own classpath.


Regards,
Mladen.

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