"Converge [the] best features of HotSpot and JRockit" - what does this mean for OpenJDK?

Mario Torre neugens at limasoftware.net
Mon Feb 1 18:27:56 UTC 2010

Il giorno lun, 01/02/2010 alle 19.05 +0100, Volker Simonis ha scritto:
> Hi David,
> yes, you're right. In theory the HotSpot VM could be replaced by
> another VM to use the same OpenJDK Java class library (i.e. the part
> under the 'jdk/' subdirectory).
> But in my post I was explicitly referring to the HotSpot VM itself and
> the fact that it could hardly be merged with the JRockit VM. The
> scenario you are talking about would exactly confirm my  fears: the
> HotSpot VM would be discontinued and the OpenJDK would degenerate to a
> class library (like Classpath once before). Not the best perspective
> for a free Java implementation...
> Regards,
> Volker

I share this fears. Good that we have FOSDEM shortly to discuss this


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