General question

Julien Dumesnil dumesnil at
Tue Apr 11 12:40:11 PDT 2000

PRE: that's a 2 in 1 followup to what Archie and Artur wrote:

> Julien Dumesnil writes:
> > Hum... could you clarify that? Does it mean that there's another version
> > of kaffe that is not in the GPL?

On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Archie Cobbs wrote:
> Yes.. see They have a "custom edition"
> as well.

On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, Artur wrote:
>There is also a Kaffe Custom Edition, which runs on embedded systems and
>have some goodies in it - for example I've heard that dos version has
>it's own AWT implementation allowing to run it on bare dos.


Is it more advanced than the GPL version? Or is it a stable, thus older, 
version of the opensourced  version we all have?

Did they sign some agreement with Sun to port their JVM?
The bottom line being "are they completely different products?".

I'm asking this because I'm trying to use Java on a cobalt Raq2 (that's a
mips machine), and the only thing I could find was Kaffe. (but not
everything I write compiles correctly - mainly two reasons, I guess, me,
being not good ;-) and Kaffe, not being completely 1.2 compliant.).

(strangely enough the regression tests don't give me the same errors on my
desktop PC and on my cobalt... some work on my PC and not on the cobalt
and vice versa)

So if transvirtual has a more advanced kaffe, then maybe I should just use
their version instead of fooling around... 

I guess the thing is to find the right java machine and put money in it,
right? :-)

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