OpenJDK JRE & Embedded Devices

Mario Torre neugens at
Tue Feb 1 00:13:40 UTC 2011

Il giorno lun, 31/01/2011 alle 21.04 +0100, Mark Wielaard ha scritto:

> > ie: to replace Dalvik on Android devices ?
> There will be a talk about that topic next weekend at the
> Fosdem Free Java devroom event:

This is a bit more tricky than it seems.

Android is not Java and is not a Java version. It's a full stack
including a Linux Kernel, OS services, and some libraries that are a bit
alien to standard Linux distributions.

Theoretically though, it is "simply" a matter of port the existing java
libraries (that means, the native code behind them, which is not much
really) and write an interpreter for Dalvik that runs in the JDK, like
jruby or jython or friends do.

This is what we're trying to do for IcedRobot. In the end, the goal is
to run Android with/on the OpenJDK code base, under Linux (and QNX) as a

If you're interested in this, feel free to contact us at any time, we
will be happy to get help :)

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