Linked by sloth on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 19:22 UTC
Java The first preview release of RoboVM has just been made available. The primary goal of the project is to make it possible to develop native iOS applications in Java that use native iOS Cocoa Touch APIs. The RoboVM compiler translates Java bytecode into ARM or x86 machine code. The core classes (java.lang, java.util, java.io, etc.) are based on Android's runtime classes. RoboVM's compile time tools are GPLv2 licensed while the runtime is released under business-friendly licenses, mostly the Apache License v2.0.
Thread beginning with comment 550134
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Great!
by moondevil on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:35 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

We need more native compilers for Java.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Great!
by Kochise on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:51 in reply to "Great!"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

We just don't need Java, period.

Kochise

Reply Parent Score: -1

RE[2]: Great!
by Kochise on Thu 24th Jan 2013 08:20 in reply to "RE: Great!"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Java is so wonderful :

http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/p/27108/313143.aspx

Ain't enough programming languages out there that solve the same problem Java does, without the intrinsic hassle of Java ?

Kochise

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: Great!
by ebasconp on Thu 24th Jan 2013 00:16 in reply to "Great!"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

gcj is also a good java ahead-of-time compiler. ok, ok, I do not know if there is some work on it to be supported on iOS, but, it would qualify, I think.

Edited 2013-01-24 00:19 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Great!
by moondevil on Thu 24th Jan 2013 06:32 in reply to "RE: Great!"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The work on GCJ has slowed down to snail speed when most of the developers moved to other things.

Last update on the GCC site is from 2009.

If it wasn't for the source control history, you would hardly notice any work is still being done.

Most of the native compilers I know for Java are all commercial solutions, maybe this is why people tend not to use them, as they rather use free stuff.

Edit: typo

Edited 2013-01-24 06:32 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3