[kaffe] kaffe is not compiling on cygwin

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Fri Dec 5 10:55:02 PST 2003

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 05:15:48 -0800 (PST)
Michael Franz <mvfranz at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- Michael Nascimento Santos <mister__m at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I am trying to install kaffe 1.1.2 or kaffe 1.0.7 on
> > cygwin, but I'm getting
> > compiler errors with both versions. I'd like to know
> > if these versions have
> > been tested with cygwin and what I should do to make
> > it work for me. I have
> > googled through the archives but couldn't find an
> > answer to my problem. Any
> > help will be appreciated.

> When was the last time cygwin was supported?  I was
> looking at this the other day and thought it was funny
> that I got this error.  Was support stopped or did the
> build somehow change?

Yep, Kaffe is broken on Cygwin.  


There has been work done on Cygwin support in the past, but I'm not sure
what is a good version to work with.  I did get it to compile and run
some stuff around the time of the 1.0.7 release, with the interpreter
only, but it failed a whole lot of regression tests.   I'm sure it
worked better at other times.

We sort of need somebody to "adopt" the port, and try to fix it. 

It's definitely something I want to see happen, I'll probably even do it
myself someday, since I actually care about Windows somewhat (I
occasionally play games on it, and my family uses it).  Actually, I'd
like to see a mingw32 port working as well -- I did one back at
Transvirtual with their in-house version of Kaffe.  Keep in mind, my
timetable is pretty relaxed, so that may mean it'll be a year before I
cycle around to it. :-)


 - Jim

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