Classpath and Kaffe

Tim Wilkinson tim at
Tue Jul 13 18:56:28 PDT 1999

Just to keep you informed, we just signed a customer who wants RMI
implemented so we'll be spending some time on the RMI implementaiton
pretty soon to bring NinjaRMI upto the Sun spec. (at least that in the 1.1
at anyrate).

Also, has anyone got a legal opinion of using the 1.2 spec form Sun to
write an independent implementation of the 1.2 additions?  I've just
ordered the latest spec book from A&W and I'll see what that says but I
believe it's legally scary.


On Tue, 13 Jul 1999, Aaron M. Renn wrote:

> Duncan W. McQueen (mcqueen at wrote:
> > But I am concerned with the GPL Kaffe.  Is it unfeasible to attempt a 
> > merge of what Classpath has done into Klasses.jar??
> At this point there is not much reason to do that.  While I believe
> we do have some things written that are not in Kaffe (principally
> 1.2 compatibility stuff) they have not been as actively used as
> the Kaffe libs and are probably more buggy.  Also, we (Classpath)
> are still focusing on providing a runtime environment for Japhar.
> That is a higher priority than worrying about trying to make
> things work with Kaffe.  Though at some point I'm sure we will make
> our stuff run with Kaffe, for hack value if nothing else.  Finally,
> Kaffe has things that work that we do not, notably the AWT (though
> I'm working on that for Classpath).
> Whatever the Kaffe people might want to use, however, they are
> certainly free to include.
> -- 
> Aaron M. Renn (arenn at

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