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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Architecture Questions - Moving to JreLite
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 01:49:41 GMT
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 3:56 AM, Johnny Kewl <john@kewlstuff.co.za> wrote:
> Newbie... please be gentle ;)
>
>  In relation to the *VM* how are these used and are they used at all, if so
>  why.
>
>  BCEL?
>  (Probably introspection)
>
>  ICU?
>  (Unicode... its too big to be good)

Unicode is too big or ICU is too big? You do realize that Unicode
support is required by the Java language specification, amongst other
specifications.

>
>  XALAN
>  (please no)
>
>  XERCES
>  (please no)
>
>  Yoko
>  (Corba... I hope not)
>
>
>  Its almost perfect, the only area that naturally needs work is that the VM
>  does not distinguish between a user using the program and a programmer
>  that wants extra functionality... So Debuggers profiling tooling has to be
>  made all optional and dynamic links
>
>  Two JIT compilers ... beautiful, the OPT compiler must be optional or late
>  loading, its perfect, if they can be separated?
>
>  Where are fonts actually used, not directly in the VM I hope, ie its AWT and
>  Swing classes, that *once loaded use them*, is that right?
>  Something like classloader loads up a Swing class, it draws, this is a
>  method call outside VM logic and links straight out to a system dll?
>  Where is the native side of AWT and SWING living... in harmonyvm.dll?
>
>  Thanks... Harmony is great...
>
>

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