Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2006 12:06 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Java GNU Classpath 0.20 has been released. "New StAX pull parser and SAX-over-StAX driver. Full XMLEncoder implementation. The packages javax.sound.sampled, javax.print.attribute and javax.print.event have been implemented. Lots of new datatransfer, print, swing and swing.text work. Performance improvements in the painting/layout mechanism. Additional 1.5 support, including (separate) generic branch release. SecurityManager cleanups and start of review of all Permission checks. Buildable on cygwin. Fully buildable as 'in-workspace' library-plus-vm inside (native) Eclipse. Real world Free Swing and CORBA example added." There is also a Roadmap paper available.
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Azureus
by zerblat on Mon 16th Jan 2006 13:42 UTC
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On a related note, Azureus is apparently able to run on gcj now: http://www.spindazzle.org/green/index.php?p=72

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RE: Azureus
by remenic on Mon 16th Jan 2006 19:39 UTC in reply to "Azureus"
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This is really cool! I wonder what it'll do to the memory usage. I hope it's a lot less!

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Classpath and GCJ
by JohnMG on Mon 16th Jan 2006 15:36 UTC
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So, how far along is the process of folding libgcj into Classpath?

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re. Classpath and GCJ
by JohnMG on Mon 16th Jan 2006 15:46 UTC
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Hm. This page: http://gcc.gnu.org/java/libgcj-classpath-compare.html says it was last generated in December, 2004.

Also, the main GCJ page ( http://gcc.gnu.org/java/ ) doesn't have any recent news posted since February 2005.

Edited 2006-01-16 15:46

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RE: re. Classpath and GCJ
by robilad on Tue 17th Jan 2006 02:59 UTC in reply to "re. Classpath and GCJ"
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GCJ now uses a snapshot of GNU Classpath. O.20 has been integrated into GCJ CVS today, afair from overhearing the discussion on #gcj and #classpath IRC channels.

cheers,
dalibor topic

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GCC4 and newest GNU Classpath?
by m_abs on Mon 16th Jan 2006 16:30 UTC
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Is this possible?

PS.: I'm on Gentoo

Edited 2006-01-16 16:30

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RE: GCC4 and newest GNU Classpath?
by johndaly on Mon 16th Jan 2006 19:01 UTC in reply to "GCC4 and newest GNU Classpath?"
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2006-01-16

GCJ dose not use a straight version of GNU Classpath, neither do most VMs out there. You would have to role your own if you want the newest GNU Classpath.

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RE: GCC4 and newest GNU Classpath?
by robilad on Tue 17th Jan 2006 03:02 UTC in reply to "GCC4 and newest GNU Classpath?"
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2006-01-02

Mark Wielaard is working on importing it to gcj HEAD.

See http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gcc.java.devel/13092

cheers,
dalibor topic

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Comparison between classpath and Sun's jdk
by lord_rob on Mon 16th Jan 2006 22:12 UTC
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Check http://www.kaffe.org/~stuart/japi/ if you want to know how close classpath is to sun's jdk

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robilad
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2006-01-02

If you'd like to try making your first steps around GNU Classpath, and trying it all out in a friendly IDE, check out

http://developer.classpath.org/mediation/ClasspathHackingWithEclips...

cheers,
dalibor topic

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Snapshots
by theuserbl on Tue 17th Jan 2006 13:02 UTC
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2006-01-10

What I also like is, that there existing from time to time CVS-snapshots:
http://builder.classpath.org/dist/

So it isn't necessary to wait until the next release.

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GCJ
by Teebo on Tue 17th Jan 2006 14:53 UTC
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2005-07-28

I'd really like free Java to take off, but I find it slightly annoying to have gcj and friends as default (in kubuntu), but no java app I have works with it (azureus, eclipse)
Unfortunately, I had to switch the java environment to sun's VM to make these apps work. Well, I hope these bugs get fixed. Free Java would hopefully give Java a boost on Linux.

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RE: GCJ
by robilad on Tue 17th Jan 2006 18:04 UTC in reply to "GCJ"
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2006-01-02

Thanks for trying out gcj. Please report the bugs you find into the respective bug trackers, that helps us fix them once for all.

cheers,
dalibor topic

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