Integrating Classpath with Kaffe (Was: [kaffe] Request for Donation: New server/co-lo needed for

Mark Wielaard mark at
Tue Jul 16 15:22:25 PDT 2002


I am CC/forwarding this to the GNU Classpath mailinglist.

If anyone wants to work on this please let us know. I am also very
interested in this, but there is just so much time to do all the
interesting things that need to be done in GNU java land (merging of
Classpath/gcj is a big task for example, see

It would be a good opportunity to update the Classpath VMIntegration
guide which would benefit other VM creators. I will see if I can make
some time (no promises) to look into updating it while looking at how
the core classes of the Kaffe library hook into the Kaffe VM. Is there
any documentation on how Kaffe does that?



On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 15:02, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> --- Valentin Valchev <v_valchev at> wrote:
> > By the way - don't you think that it woyld be
> > easiest to maintain kaffe if it switch to GNU
> > classpath?
> > Classpath is already 1.2 compatible and there are
> > some features from 1.4 implemented.
> > Moving kaffe to classpath will force developers to
> > focus on other more important issues like JIT
> > optimizations, pluggable GC, more threads systems
> > and ports to other OS/CPU.
> Jim has said that he'd like to see kaffe running with
> classpath libraries: 
> Other people have expressed similar feelings again and
> again:
> all it takes now is a volunteer ...
> If you want to take a look at it, check out:
> and get in touch with the classpath hackers.
> Regarding other things you proposed: many exciting
> things have been released as part of Transvirtual's
> pocketlinux edition of kaffe. Especially in the "more
> ports" section. If you think you could help out with
> the merge, don't hesitate. There is enough merging
> work left for everyone ;)
> best regards,
> dalibor topic
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