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From Dalibor Topic <robi...@kaffe.org>
Subject Re: Code contribution to harmony
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2005 12:53:04 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> Thanks Tim!
>
> 4) To that end, I can think of a few things we can do to get started :
> 
>  a) Get our own current crop of VMs working with it - bootVM and  jcheVM.
> 

And I am hoping a lot to see a combination of both emerge ...

>  b) Help to get Kaffe working with the library interface - see what  it
> takes to get Kaffe to support this interface as well (if they  want), so
> we have a more mature free VM that supports the interface.
> 
>  c) Help to get GNU Classpath supporting the interface (if they  want)
> so that GNU Classpath can run on the evaluation VM.

+1 to all of the above. The fun's just starting.

> On Nov 8, 2005, at 5:49 AM, Tim Ellison wrote:
> 
> I'm delighted to be able to make a code contribution to the Harmony
> project on behalf of IBM.  The code comprises a concrete  implementation
> of the interface between virtual machine and class library that we  have
> been discussing recently, together with a set of core Java  classes.  The
> aim is to ground the discussion in reality and provide an opportunity
> for people to collaborate on enhancements and improvements to actual
> code.  The Java classes are a subset of Java SE 1.4.2 APIs  sufficient to
> run Ant and the Eclipse Java compiler, to provide a basic self-hosting
> environment.  Some of the types are simply stubs to enable full
> recompilation of the Java code.  The ZIP also includes HTML
> documentation for the VM interface.

Awesome, thanks Tim & team.

cheers,
dalibor topic

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