JavaLobby and JavaOS
warpi at spin.de
Sat Oct 11 09:55:45 PDT 1997
Ok. I guess it's also time for a statement from you.
I was one of the initiators of this project.
In the mean time, we already have found somebody,
who will create a new kernel specifically for a Java OS.
This one will be very small, as a Java based OS eliminates
a lot of needs (process switching, protected memory etc...)
As soon as we have that OS, we will need a port of Kaffe
for it - I've chosen Kaffe as JIT Compiler for this OS,
because it's free and because I once needed a JIT Compiler
for Linux, and I was very disappointed of the Blackdown port,
while Kaffe appeared very excellent to me (even at that time
- it was version 0.8.4).
Unfortunately the person who will create our OS cannot
port Kaffe himself, as he's got a Java source code license
from Sun, and we want a Java OS free from any copyrights
That's where we will need some help from one of you for sure.
Most of the volunteers right now are experienced Java programmers,
but they do not have enough C experience to port Kaffe or it
is too long ago they used C. So if one of you is interested in
this project and would be willing to port kaffe to that OS kernel,
as soon as it is created, please contact me.
I guess without the help of one of you this project is determined
(Hehe - please do not flame me with telling me, that I should
not try to create an OS without having a clue of it, in the first place :)
Markus Peter (Developer), SPiN GmbH
warpi at spin.de - http://www.spin.de
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