[kaffe] Jikes RVM is now fully free software

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Mon Mar 22 05:26:02 PST 2004

Hi Steven,

Steven Augart wrote:
> Jikes RVM, which formerly required a proprietary (Sun) JVM to write
> out the boot image, no longer needs that proprietary VM.  You can now
> use Kaffe to write out the Jikes RVM boot image.  Those who want to
> use only free software tools can now build and work with Jikes RVM.

That's great news! I'm looking forward to getting my hand on the 
JikesRVM and speeding up kaffe to make it a convenient environment for 
developing with JikesRVM.

> That code is now in the CVS head.  You can read about how to use it by
> starting at
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/oss/jikesrvm/userguide/HTML/Bootstrapping_with_Kaffe.html

Thanks for the  write-up, I'll give it a spin during the week.

> I want to thank Dalibor Topic for his quick responses to my questions
> about Kaffe, and Grzegorz Prokopski and Mark Wielaard for their moral
> support, encouragement, and perspective.

Thanks for having the patience to actually make it happen!

dalibor topic

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