Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
olsen at ncube.com
Tue Dec 1 14:48:27 PST 1998
>> Where does/will RMI appear on Kaffe's roadmap? I am specifying software
Sometime within the next six months--perhaps a little sooner if we pay for it.
>> that uses RMI to exchange objects (among other operations) between a
>> diverse field of java service agents in an unusual environment. I need to
>> know that a solid RMI for Kaffe will appear in the near future, and that
As I've said many times before, RMI wasn't within the original scope of work.
The first step was/is getting an affordable VM running with the core libraries.
At the moment, we're on track to have this accomplished (for n4) prior to
Christmas. In addition, it looks like we now have a reasonable possibility of
getting RMI sometime this Spring, but since this package is a new implementation,
it likely will not be "solid". Undoubtedly, it will introduce a number of
challenges, especially with respect to Plan-9 integration, that will take time
I strongly recommend that you have a backup plan that minimizes your dependence
on RMI, at least in the short run. Otherwise, you expose yourself to not being
able to have anything at all. Later you can migrate to a system that relies more
heavily on RMI, as this capability becomes available.
>> there are N developers working on it who can answer questions about it.
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