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Re: Java virtual machine on linux MIPS

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Subject: Re: Java virtual machine on linux MIPS
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:24:45 +0100 (BST)
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On Fri, 28 Apr 2006, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> It's been several years, but at one point I successfully tested
> and benchmarked commercail JVMs from Insignia (now part
> of Esmertec, www.esmertec.com) and Skelmir (www.skelmir.com),
> and managed to get the open source Kaffe VM (www.kaffe.org) 
> running on MIPS Linux as well.  Kaffe has a JIT that has, alas,
> been broken for MIPS and most other RISC architectures for
> the last couple of years, but the JVM still works OK in interpreted 
> mode. I'm sure that there are other options - those are just the ones
> I've had hands-on experience with.

 And there is of course GIJ -- a part of GCC (which is also able to 
compile Java source code to native machine code and link it with Java 
bytecode if necessary).  I'm not sure how capable it is these days though.

  Maciej

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