[kaffe] comparison of open source jvm

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Mon Mar 17 06:56:25 PDT 2008

Michael Franz wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Dalibor Topic <robilad at kaffe.org 
> <mailto:robilad at kaffe.org>> wrote:
>     Rohit wrote:
>     > I know i must be missing few important things to consider for this
>     > comparison. Also many of you must have already analyzed these
>     > implementation and compared them. So whatever information you can
>     > provide wrt to this would be highly appreciated.
>     I'd consider most of the GNU Classpath based implementations (Kaffe,
>     JamVM, Cacao) to be exchangeable at the feature level, as they all use
>     the same class library underneath.
>     They differ in terms of size, VM internals, and performance, but they
>     should be readily available for whatever arm-linux platform you are
>     building for (or easy enough to cross-compile), ao that  you can make
>     your testing specific to your application and your environment, rather
>     than having to make decisions based on generic comparisons.
>     cheers,
>     dalibor topic
> Going over some old emails ... is SableVM still viable?  I believe it 
> also uses GNU classpath.
It could be, I don't know if it is still being actively maintained, 
though. Gcj is another
interesting alternative on ARM Linux, in particular for its ahead of 
time compilation ability, and then there is also IKVM on top of Mono, 
for the sake of completeness.

dalibor topic

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