Port coordination?

Paul Hohensee - Java SE Paul.Hohensee at Sun.COM
Tue Sep 4 11:40:33 PDT 2007

See attached.


Michael Neuweiler wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to start a port of the hotspot jvm for "Syllable" 
> (www.syllable.org) but got stalled by the chicken and egg problem: 
> "You need a working jvm to compile the jvm". heh, funny approach :)
> After I compiled the entire hotspot on a linux system, I removed all 
> *.o files and pointed the JVM variable "ALT_BOOTDIR" to an invalid 
> location and started the build again. The build failed when some XSLT 
> had to be done. My idea was to move the pre-built package without .o 
> files to Syllable and compile it there - because it's also POSIX 
> compliant I expected a few changes by hand (of course without 
> graphical output awt/swing).
> Is there a guide for kick-starting the port of the jvm to a new OS? 
> Could I use a gnu implementation of java or even kaffee for the XSLT 
> on syllable?
> Thanks,
>  Michael
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