[kaffe] Jikes Vs Kopi JC
konqueror at gmx.de
Sat Apr 9 09:50:41 PDT 2005
On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 12:04:01PM -0500, Gustavo Guillermo Pérez wrote:
> 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".
This article is good and important. We need a complete free toolchain.
But this doesnt mean all needs to be GPL. There are a lot of
GPL-compatible licenses. There are some isses between GPL and ASL but
this getting worked out currently.
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