"Converge [the] best features of HotSpot and JRockit" - what does this mean for OpenJDK?
davidh at 7gen.com
Mon Feb 1 18:30:22 UTC 2010
On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Mario Torre <neugens at limasoftware.net>wrote:
> 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
And I should make it clear that I'm just theorizing and have no idea for
real of anything.
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