[kaffe] Query regarding installing Kaffe

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Tue Jan 15 05:57:47 PST 2008

Arun Prasad Mohan wrote:
> Hi Dalibor,
>            I would like to work in kaffe 1.1.7, is there is any 
> tutorial of how to work on it. Also how to know that kaffe 1.1.7 has 
> been successfully installed in ubuntu???
If you want to develop functionality in kaffe, you should take a look at 
the documentation in the FAQ/ directory, depending on what you
desire to do. The build system is automake/autoconf/libtool, the 
programming language of the VM itself is mostly C with bits of assembler for
hardware-affine tasks, the vm core is in kaffe/kaffevm directory, the 
native libraries are in the libraries/clib directory, the java class 
library in 1.1.7
is bundled as libraries/javalib/external/classpath.

Kaffe has been successfully installed in Ubuntu, it's available as a 
package for it. Check out the README and INSTALL files for how to build
and install Kaffe from source yourself. If you have the build 
dependencies installed, ./configure --prefix=/tmp/mykaffe && make && 
make install will
build and install Kaffe into the /tmp/mykaffe directory.

If you run into problems, just ask. :)

dalibor topic

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