Proposal: zero-assembler port of OpenJDK
revol at free.fr
Thu Jul 17 07:40:52 PDT 2008
> François Revol wrote:
> > > I'm Gary Benson, an engineer at Red Hat. Over the past year or
> > > so I've been working on a port of OpenJDK that uses no assembler
> > > and therefore can trivially be built on any system.
> > >
> > > The port, known as zero, is presently an interpreter-only port,
> > > and is known to work on PowerPC (32- and 64-bit), x86-64, IA-64,
> > > and zSeries. An LLVM-based JIT, known as Shark, is currently
> > > under development. Currently only Linux is supported, but
> > > adding support for other operating systems is one area in which
> > > I'd particularly welcome contributions.
> > >
> > > The goal of this project would be to be able to build a TCK-
> > > compliant OpenJDK of reasonable performance on any platform
> > > with no additional porting work.
> > Wow, sounds great.
> > Maybe one day I'll be able to start a java applet under Haiku on
> > a Falcon in 2 or 3 days :))
> > Must finish porting Haiku to m68k first though.
> Port zero to Haiku, it's way easier than a full port :)
Well I don't know what's happenning, but there was an almost full port
already, so they know where they are doing.
But probably it's simpler to bootstrap.
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