[kaffe] Is kaffe the "home" of KJC now?

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Fri Apr 2 12:35:04 PST 2004

Hi Stuart,

Stuart Ballard wrote:
> I'm looking for the "latest" source code of KJC because I need a Free 
> Software Java compiler written in Java to use as a starting point for a 
> project I'm hoping to work on. I'm a little confused as to where I 
> should find the latest code.

KJC developers don't often do releases, but I heard that their CVS is 
quite lively. See http://www.dms.at/kopi/download/cvs.html .

Kaffe's version is .. uh .. slightly forked atm, due to no official 
releases from kjc developers for some time and some unfortunate 
miscommunication between them and me.

Kaffe's patches are in the kaffe-extras repository in the CVS. Just 
check out kaffe-extras, run the script, and it will fetch the necessary 
bits and build kjc with the patches for you.

Ito reported success with janino, a small, embeddable Java compiler 
available here http://www.janino.net/

> Is either of these the "official" latest version of KJC? Is there an 
> "official" latest version of KJC at all? Is either (or any other) under 
> active development? My project may involve wanting to push some changes 
> back into KJC - is that likely to be possible?

Citing from [1]

"Every compiler of the Kopi suite extend KJC; thus every change to the
Java compiler potentially affects (breaks) each of these systems, which
are vital for our business."

So I don't think external changes to KJC have a great chance of showing 
up in the original version unless they are rock solid for what DMS does, 
and as they have a business depending on it, I doubt they'll take a 
chance. The kjc developer mailing lists are very silent, except for the 
ocassional bug report.

dalibor topic

[1] http://www.kaffe.org/pipermail/kaffe/2004-January/044865.html

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