Stallman lamenting that GCJ and ClassPath are still (read: eternally) catching up ...

Arnaud Vandyck
Thu Apr 15 10:40:00 GMT 2004

Dalibor Topic <> writes:

> Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>>"Christopher" == Christopher Marshall <> writes:
>> Christopher> Does gcj support more architectures?
>> It probably does, though I don't know what all the Sun JDK supports.
>> gcj is sometimes the first jvm ported to a given architecture.  I
>> think this was the case for IA-64 (though Dalibor thinks it was kaffe
>> :-) and x86-64.
> Yeah, I thought it was kaffe, in november 2001, with the port from
> gwenole beauchesne [1]. But I've also found messages on the gcc lists
> suggesting that Hash Boehm had gcj running on ia64 earlier, in october
> [2]. So the 'first java runtime ported to ia64' crown goes to gcj, I
> think.
> [1]
> [2]

Dalibor is too fair-play! I love this guy! :-D

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