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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [arch] VM/Classlibrary Interface (take 2)
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:15:24 GMT

On Aug 15, 2005, at 11:48 AM, Weldon Washburn wrote:

> On 7/12/05, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> On Jul 11, 2005, at 12:14 PM, Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>> Recently, within IBM, we have been defining the interface  
>>>> between  IBM's
>>>> class library and the J9 VM.  We deliberately haven't looked at  
>>>> the  GNU
>>>> Classpath/VM interface specification.
> A few of us at Intel have also done something similar.  That is, we
> created a simple, easy to understand Classpath/VM interface.  We also
> did not look at GNU Classpath because of its license.  Hopefully
> Harmony licensing issues will get resolved soon so that actual code
> containing interfaces can be donated to Apache.  This will make
> pulling the best ideas from each version of  VM/Classlib interface
> into Apache Harmony much easier

Indeed.  I have another rev to propose - it will invert the  
questionnaire to

a) make it clear that people will be able to work on *anything* for  
which there isn't a problem due to previous exposure, rather than  
only be able to work on things they initially declared

b) ensure there's an included "resolution procedure" for cases where  
previous exposure is resolvable

c) Make the compontent list a bit finer grained so previous exposure  
to X doesn't keep you from working on things unrelated solely because  
of our bucketing.


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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