[kaffe] Jikes Vs Kopi JC

Gustavo Guillermo Pérez gustavo at compunauta.com
Sat Apr 9 10:04:01 PDT 2005

El Sábado, 9 de Abril de 2005 10:50, Michael Koch escribió:
> On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 10:57:15AM -0500, Gustavo Guillermo Pérez wrote:
> > Hello, I was reading the licens of Jikes and I see is not GNU/GPL, why is
> > the default compiler for the classpath instead of Kopi Java Compiler, I
> > noted that javac is pointing to jikes and I don't want to mix this kind
> > of licences.
> Wrong: GNU classpath's default compiler is GCJ.
> > I try to use kcj with an earlier compiled kaffe binary but hangs class
> > compilation, and I noticed the build process finish a lot faster than
> > before with jikes.
> Jikes is free. Just not GPL. That is no problem. Much good software is
> free but not GPL, see the BSD and Apache licenses.

That is that I was don't know, and of course jikes is a lot faster.

> > There is any problem with kcj, that makes forcing the use of jikes?
> > Which are the advantages?
> - KJC is full of bugs, much more then jikes.

I see, ok, I was just ask, becouse I see the article of Richard Stallman 
called "the trap of java".


And I'm confused about.

> - KJC was included in kaffe as binary blob which is a no-no for
> distributions like Debian.
> You are free to work on KJC to make it better and to include it as
> source in kaffe.
> Michael

Gustavo Guillermo Pérez
Compunauta uLinux

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