Cross-compiling Kaffe?

Michael Barr mbarr at
Wed Jun 10 06:50:22 PDT 1998

Edwin Foo wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone has tried compiling Kaffe using a cross-compiler,
> and would like to share their experiences?

Yes, I have tried it.  In truth I am still in the midst of a port to a
microSPARC-IIep based embedded system.  I'm using the Gnu Tools (compiler,
linker, etc.) hosted on Solaris.  The biggest challenge so far is the lack 
of a filesystem or network on my target.  Unfortunately, eliminating these
dependencies requires significant modification of the Kaffe source.  And 
it also raises challenging technical questions.  For example, What is a 
class file in a filesystem-less environment?

Michael Barr 
Principal Engineer
TSI TelSys, Inc.
mbarr at

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