JNI support?

Roman Salvador roman at crash.cts.com
Wed May 7 16:43:35 PDT 1997

Tim Wilkinson wrote:
>Andy Ross wrote:
>> Now that the "official" JDK 1.1.1 has been released for Linux, I'm
>> starting to think about the use of Kaffe as a drop-in replacement for
>> the Sun JVM.  All the native libraries provided seem to be in JNI
>> (cursorily anyway -- I just looked at the symbol names in the shared
>> libraries), so presumably the only large missing piece in Kaffe would
>> support for the JNI standard.  How seriously has anyone looked at doing
>> this?  How much would be involved?
>> I might be willing to volunteer some time, though unfortunately ICS has
>> a copy of the JDK 1.0.2 source which would, I believe, disqualify me.
>Unfortunately this is the case - and the work involved is non-trivial.
>The clean-room policy is rather annoying in this instance (I had someone
>else offering a complete JNI implementation but he'd seen the JDK 1.0.2
>sources too), but we're having to keep it this tight just in case Sun's
>lawyers ever get bored.
   Would what Andy says be possible if Kaffe had a JNI implementation?.
That is, would one be able to use the Kaffe VM with the native libraries
from SUN (i.e. libjava.so and libawt.so from SUN)?.

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