[kaffe] kaffe 1.1.9 plans

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Sun Sep 23 13:25:34 PDT 2007

Kiyo Inaba wrote:
> Hi,
>> now that 1.1.8 is out, I wondered what people are planning on to do for
>> 1.1.9. I've got a couple of things on my list, please reply if there is
>> something else you're working on, or if there is something you're
>> interested in tackling.
> I have several things on my list.
> But, since 1.1.9 is to use ECJ for compiling class libraries, I will
> concentrate on making self build works as many platforms as possible.
> At least, I'd like to make it work on {m68k,arm}/{linux,netbsd} without
> using cross build environment.

Thanks, Kiyo.

> Except for that, I may spend some time on
> 1) Fix Bug #99 (Segmentation fault in ARM11, I got ARM11 board finally)
> 2) Fix arm jit3 not to have dirty patch I submitted.
> 3) Make softfloat version of arm jit.
>     It is the MUST, if I want to support jit for arm/netbsd.
> 4) Make jit4 back ;-)
>     When I don't have any other thing, I am spending time for this
>     for the last several months ;-<

Thanks for working on these things, too.

>> We've got the migration classpath 0.95 ahead. I'd like to take that
>> opportunity to switch to using the system installation of gnu classpath,
>> and remove the source code for it from Kaffe, slimming down our tarball
>> & configure times.
> BTW, it may fix Bug #95, since this bug is caused by extra CFLAGS passed
> to external configuration.

Right, one more reason to do it.

>> I'd also like to take another look at the various static build options,
>> and thin out the redundant ones.
> Yes, please!

OK, I think I'll start with that.

>> I'd love to see the skyos port merged in for the next release.
> One more interesting project is (as someone mentioned earlier), port
> kaffe to minix (as usual, I do not say i386/minix only).

Yeah, as long as someone volunteers to do it, I'm happy to merge their
patches in and ask Jim to give them CVS access.

>> The next release is tentatively scheduled for November 4th.
> For the next two (or three) monthes, I may have several business
> trip to US or Europe, and I may (or may not) have extra time to
> tackle the code :-)

No worries. I just want to release on a more regular schedule, no matter
how much work was done, to make sure people get their fixes from
officially released versions, rather than having to rely on CVS head for

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