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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: java.lang.reflect
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2006 23:41:08 GMT
Hey, Dalibor...

When will Kaffe also work with the Harmony classlib? :)

geir

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 12:46:29AM -0400, Etienne Gagnon wrote:
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Gary Clark wrote:
>>>> 3) Do any of the current VMs support the 1.5 features? Off the top of my
>>>> head I don't recall if anything changed within the VM to support them.
>>> I'll let Etienne, Archie, Dalibor, et al describe their status wrt Java
>>> 1.5 support.  The IBM VM can switch to 1.5 support trivially but we are
>>> limiting it to 1.4 until there is reasonable coverage in the open source
>>> VMs.
> 
> We'll have 1.5 support out of the box for the next Kaffe release.
> Guilhem has checked in the code, so I just need to find some time to
> make the build system work with a generified glibj.zip, and see if we
> are missing some changes from the GNU Classpath 1.5 VM interface.
> 
> We need it for ant on the gump, since it's stuck trying to
> build code for a 1.5 VM without having some of the classes & enums.
> There is a bug report for it on the ant bugzilla, but it gets boring
> to have to patch ant to work around the VM version detection code. It
> is simpler to just give it what it wants, a 1.5-ish VM. ;)
> 
> In other words, Gump is great for discovering that sort of issues.
> 
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
> 
>> One of my former students succeeded to run SableVM with the generic
>> branch of GNU Classpath over the holidays, by only implementing one or
>> two additional native methods in SableVM (the code should be in his
>> sandbox somewhere).  As far as I know, the type erasure stuff was chosen
>> by Sun as to minimize the impact of generics on the virtual machine.
>> So, I don't expect the switch to 1.5 to be something big.  But, first,
>> it would be nice to get SableVM to work with current Harmony... So, I'm
>> working on that for the time being.
>>
>> Etienne
>>
>> -- 
>> Etienne M. Gagnon, Ph.D.            http://www.info2.uqam.ca/~egagnon/
>> SableVM:                                       http://www.sablevm.org/
>> SableCC:                                       http://www.sablecc.org/
> 
> 
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