Classpath and Kaffe

Aaron M. Renn arenn at
Tue Jul 13 16:54:23 PDT 1999

Duncan W. McQueen (mcqueen at wrote:
> Is there any work or synchronization between Classpath and Kaffe?  Are 
> there things implemented in Classpath that aren't in Kaffe, and the 
> same in reverse?

The projects are largely separate.  We have agreed to work on a joint
RMI implementation, but I don't think anyone has done any work here.
We started separately and both had done quite a bit of work before
we found out about each other.  Classpath lacks an AWT implemention,
though I am working on that.  I think we have better Java 1.2 support
than Kaffe.  Also, Kaffe's classes lack documentation.  There are
probably a few other areas of difference but mostly a lot of overlap.

Aaron M. Renn (arenn at

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