Why is Kaffe v1.0 ?
inaba at src.ricoh.co.jp
Sun Sep 20 02:26:14 PDT 1998
>It seems to me that Kaffe v1.0 beta 1 is, in addition to being full of
>bugs, not complete. I understand that a number of sections have not even
>been done when 1.0b1 was released and active development is still
>ongoing. At every other project and company I've been in or seen, beta
>implied specification and development freeze. It was bug fixing time
I agree the 'quality' of Kaffe v1.0 beta is not at usable level,
especially for non x86 architecture. But as far as specification
is concerned, it was frozen :-)
So, you can think this as a beta for developpers/porters rather
than real users.
>I don't understand how Kaffe can be labelled as being version 1.0 ( even
>a beta ). Was there anything significant that happened between the
>pre-1.0 and v1.0 that can justify this ?
The pre-1.0 uses Sun's class file, which makes kaffe can not be
covered by GPL (in some sence), but 1.0 becomes independent from
Sun's implementation, and covered by GPL. This difference is
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