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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

>  (please no)
>  (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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