[kaffe] Jikes RVM is now fully free software

Steven Augart augart at watson.ibm.com
Mon Mar 22 07:27:02 PST 2004

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 code is now in the CVS head.  You can read about how to use it by 
starting at 

I am very interested in feedback from the community on this, as well 
as bug fixes and patches.  Please CC me directly on anything you send 
to the Jikes RVM mailing lists for the next couple of days, as 
oss.software.ibm.com is still recovering from hardware trouble.

I wish to express my special thanks to Dalibor Topic and Grzegorz 
Prokopski for their help (via the #classpath IRC channel) while I was 
doing this work.

--Steve Augart

Steven Augart

Jikes RVM, open source Research Virtual Machine:

Office: +1 914/784-6743
T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM

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