compiling an RMI server application

Robert Lebowitz
Wed May 26 09:51:00 GMT 1999

I just downloaded the RedHat snapshot of the 
egcs 1.1.2 compiler to see whether it would be possible to create a native code 
executable of an RMI application that I've developed.  I have two questions 
regarding the use of class libraries that hopefully someone can 
1.  I haven't spent a lot of time looking 
at the Sun license for use of their java class libraries.  I'm guessing 
that the reason that you're developing your own version of has to do 
with some licensing/distribution restriction that Sun imposes.  However, 
because you indicate that your compiler can take a class file and produce an 
object from it, shouldn't it be possible to use the Sun classes (licensing 
issues aside?).
2.  I'm a little confused as to how to use 
the -I and --CLASSPATH commandline options.  For my own purposes, I decided 
to override the default classpath by specifying my own using --CLASSPATH, making 
sure to include  
3.  Should I be attempting to compile (but 
not link) the .class files I store in my jar files so that they can be properly 
linked to the class containing a static main method when I'm trying to construct 
an executable???  What is the appropriate way to do this?
Sorry to be so ignorant...

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