[Kaffe] can the classpath project be used with Kaffe.

Alexandre Oliva oliva at dcc.unicamp.br
Tue Feb 9 18:43:22 PST 1999

On Feb  9, 1999, Godmar Back <gback at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> I wouldn't say that it is us who duplicates efforts.  One could as easily
> argue that it's the classpath project who duplicates effort --- especially
> since they've started several months after Tim announced that he was working
> with Transvirtual on a free version of the java class libraries.

Yep, but they thought they needed a LGPLed implementation of the Java
Core API because Japhar was LGPLed.  Now that I think of it, I see
that even the Custom Edition of Kaffe could use Classpath, because the 
LGPL use of LGPLed code in proprietary projects, as long as the source 
code for the LGPLed part is provided.

> But saying that is pointless.  Because of the history of the
> classpath project, they're targetting japhar first, and that's okay
> this way.

But they're explicitly asking for contributors to port it to Kaffe in
their main home page.  Maybe it's our turn :-)

Alexandre Oliva  http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva  aoliva@{acm.org}
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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