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Willing to join GSoC2011 project "RTEMS port of the GNU Java Compiler (gjc)"



On 03/31/2011 01:55 AM, Chris Johns wrote:
> On 29/03/11 12:56 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 03/28/2011 03:41 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> On 03/19/2011 09:17 PM, ?? wrote:
>>
>>> This means building and testing gcc. There are scripts in rtems-testing/
>>> which are used to test C, C++, Ada, and (preliminary) Objective-C on
>>> RTEMS.
>>> You will be augmenting those scripts and then fixing whatever is
>>> required in
>>> gcc to make GCJ work.
>> Dumb question: Is GCJ still alive?
>
> It seems to be.

If you say so :-)

It's open source, so anybody can try to use it and has the liberty to 
contribute.

Raises the next question: Is it worth it? I don't know.

All I know from previous attempts of getting GCJ building for RTEMS, 
this will be challenging.

>> Correct me if I am wrong, but to my knowledge, GCJ is in some kind of
>> hiatus, because most (all?) major GCC contributors are not using it
>> anymore.
>
> They moved the front end to ejc in 2007. The patches list seem active.
My knowledge on java is close to NULL ;)

Ralf