Status of BeOS x86 kaffe
Edouard G. Parmelan
egp at free.fr
Sun Jun 3 09:55:36 PDT 2001
Chris Nash wrote:
> I saw it mentioned at kaffe.org and in the FAQ that the BeOS threading
> model is incomplete (something I noticed when the preempt.java test
> needed a ctrl+C to get past) and I checked the archives, and it seems
> to me there hasn't been any BeOS activity for about 12 months, nor is
> BeOS mentioned in the supported systems, however I can at least get
> 1.0.6 to build and work except for the threading issues, and it seems
> no JIT3.
To add jit3 support for x86 BeOS, simply create the file
config/i386/beos/jit3-md.h that contains only this line:
> The BeKaffe AWT group seems equally dead.
Yep, on 14 Oct 2000, Tomaso Paoletti wrote:
Tomaso> For almost one year I've been developing, together with other
Tomaso> developers (mainly Sim Ijskes) the AWT layer targeted to BeOS,
Tomaso> under the name of Project BeKaffe (http://bekaffe.sourceforge.net).
Tomaso> As I'm in the process of abandoning the project, due to lack of time,
Tomaso> and no one is available to take this job, I would ask you if it's possible to
Tomaso> contribute back all the sources, so that the effort does not remain pointless
Tomaso> if some other brave soul wants to take from where we're leaving.
Tomaso> It won't require great changes to the current CVS source base,
Tomaso> we have been a nice project living in separate BeOS directories :-)
Tomaso> The only shared changes that come to mind is the addition of two
Tomaso> unharmful lines into the configure.in and ltconfig scripts.
But I don't know if Tim have received `cleanroom conditions' (see
http://www.kaffe.org/develop.html#cleanroom) so I never download bekaffe
> Is anyone looking at the BeOS-native version at all? If so, I'd like to
> give some help - if not, it's something I'd like to give a little time
> to, at the very least to get things going again.
Edouard G. Parmelan
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