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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Eclipse part 2
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2005 20:11:25 GMT
Indeed.  IBM has multi and varied interests in all aspects of Java.  I
think of the Jikes folk as VM developers rather than class library
developers, but I may be doing them an injustice because I'm not
familiar with their classpath contributions.

Regards,
Tim


Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 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
> read.
> 
> 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.
> 
> http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/442/alpern.pdf
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Mark

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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