Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Jelatine & chain-letters

Now that I am actually paying attention to all the Micro Edition stuff I notice that there actually are a lot of them already (based on GNU Classpath). Today I stumbled upon Jelatine JVM: Jelatine is a new Java Virtual Machine which targets the Java 2 Micro Edition Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME CLDC). The […]

Ruby + GNU Classpath = Ruva

Funky stuff. Ruva: A simple stack-based virtual machine implementation written entirely in Ruby which uses GNU Classpath as core library implementation.

Party! I mean, serious collaboration at Fosdem

As always GNU Classpath and Friends will come to Fosdem (Brussels, Belgium, 24/25 February) to discuss “the state of the world”. Obviously one big event going on in 2007 will be the OpenJDK project and figuring out how to work together. Normally we call this meeting “Escape the Java Trap”, but with Sun’s recent announcement […]

GNU Classpath + PhoneME + SDLJava + cacao/jamvm/kaffe = MIDPath

MIDPath provides a MIDP2 implementation on top of the SDL and SDLJava libraries. It targets free JVMs working with GNU Classpath: Cacao, Kaffe, JamVM. The code is based on phoneME, the free implementation of MIDP2 from Sun. MIDPath is released under the GPL. Now you can play all those cool java phone games on your […]

GNU Classpath 0.93 “Dreamland”

Last week GNU Classpath 0.93 “Dreamland” was finally released. As always this is the best release ever! The screenshots look really nice. And you should really go through the very extensive release notes which discuss everything. Highlights of new features in this release, pointers to supported applications and screenshots, the status and future of the […]

GNU Classpath, Sun, Java, GPL, Reflections & The Future

Finally put down some of my thoughts on GNU Classpath, Sun, Java, GPL, Reflections & The Future for the GNU Classpath mailinglist. Even after two weeks I am still too overjoyed with the news to fully comprehend it or setup a proper roadmap (it is probably way too early for that anyway). But I believe […]


I have been working for Red Hat for 5 months now helping the Frysk team and it has been a lot of fun. Red Hat is a great company but they do have one major flaw. After all this time they still haven’t managed to provide me with the gimmick that makes it all worth […]

Some downtime

It is Thanksgiving in the USA which is where the primary GNU servers are. And since machines know the most inconvenient time to die, they apparently do during such holidays. See the status info on savannah (now up again), lists and fencepost still down atm. Sorry for the inconvenience. update: “Everything is back online now […]

1 + 1 = 1.7

First Andrew Hughes made Sun GPL javac compile and now Andrew Haley made it run with GNU Classpath and gcj/gij. Go Team! Peter von der Ahé from Sun posted a update to upstream javac. It would be nice if the changes needed and made by Andrew and Andrew also found their way into some future […]


Thanks to the work of Sun’s Tom Marble and Kaffe’s Dalibor Topic all the Sun OpenJDK announcement videos are now available in Ogg/Theora format for your viewing pleasure. (See collaboration is starting already! But who wouldn’t want to work together with someone as nice as Dalibor.) The videos are released under a Creative Commons License. […]