New port in progress

Xavier Pianet xavier at
Tue Dec 22 04:03:31 PST 1998

Hi evreryone.

I was wondering if there was any-one working on a BeOS port of Kaffe.
I downloaded the last release yesterday (kaffe-1.0.b3 not the snapshot) 
on the net and 
after a few hours, i managed to have a complete make (actually even ./
configure) that build on BeOS.
So even if it doesn't regress correctly for, i 
already have a working version of Kaffe, ie it looks like it finds its 
libraries (i can see the help message, version) :

Kaffe -version
Kaffe Virtual Machine
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998
Transvirtual Technologies, Inc.  All rights reserved
Engine: Just-in-time   Version: 1.00   Java Version: 1.1

 but as soon as it starts, i end up with 

It's not ThreadDeath, and there's no exception handler.
 This is something I cannot handle.

So i know that i have some work to do in jthread, and the signaling 
system, but i'm really impressed to have a compilable version, i can 
now start to dig in the code to find the problems.
is it easier to work first on the interpreter ? i guess so but i first 
try the jit.

Can you tell me if i'm doing any thing that some one esle is working on 
too ?
I would love to help, you really made a great job here, but it will be 
stupid to work on a new port if one is already on the way..

I also have a question about autoconf, i got it from GeekGadgets on 
BeOS, what arguments should i pass to it ?. right now i made a 
configure and modified slightly the config.status to setup all 

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