Proposal: zero-assembler port of OpenJDK

Dalibor Topic Dalibor.Topic at Sun.COM
Thu Jul 17 07:58:53 PDT 2008

Gary Benson wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
Thank you for the fine proposal, Gary, I'm a big fan of your work, and 
would like
to encourage list members to discuss it - once the discussion peters out 
I'd be happy to do the formal project proposal, and initiate a vote 
among members.

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