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From "Xiao-Feng Li" <xiaofeng...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Ja.NET SE OSS Project
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2008 01:28:04 GMT
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 2:35 AM, Dave <Dave@janetdev.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just wanted to take a minute and bring your attention to an OSS project,
> based on Harmony, I recently started .... Ja.NET (www.janetdev.org).
> I am building a Java 5 JDK for .NET (i.e. Ja.NET SE), and I am using
> Harmony, along with other open source software (e.g. Eclipse compiler,
> Mono, etc.) as the basis for the work.  The goal of the project is to
> create the development tools and libraries that will enable Java to become
> a "first class" development and runtime environment for .NET. The Ja.NET SE
> JDK project is the first thing I have kicked off.  The hope is, at some
> point in the "very near future", :-), the Ja.NET SE JDK will give
> developers all the Java development tools they need to develop software in
> Java for the .NET platform.  For example, the Java development tools would
> enable someone to take existing Java source code (e.g. Ant, Xerces,
> Eclipse, etc.) and easily build it, enhance it with new .NET specific
> features, integrate it with other .NET code and libraries (e.g. C#, VB.NET,
> WPF, etc.), and then ultimately use/run it on .NET.

This is cool!

Dave, what's the technology approach you are taking for Ja.NET JDK?
Does it compile Java code into CLR bytecode running on Mono? I can't
find any document in your website about it.


> I'm making pretty good progress THANKS TO YOU and the great work you have
> done in building Harmony. Without your effort, I'd be a long way from where
> I am today!  So here is a big THANK YOU for all your hard work and
> dedication to open source Java.
> I look forward to working with you where/when it makes sense, and hope that
> I can contribute in some small way to the success of Harmony in the
> future....
> Best regards,
> -Dave


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