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.
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RE[2]: Great!
by moondevil on Thu 24th Jan 2013 06:32 UTC 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

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RE[3]: Great!
by intangible on Thu 24th Jan 2013 07:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Great!"
intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, I've been pretty bummed to see GCJ development almost stop, but this project still seems to be moving forward at least (not exactly the same goals as GCJ, but still looks interesting): http://oss.readytalk.com/avian/index.html

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RE[4]: Great!
by moondevil on Thu 24th Jan 2013 07:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Thanks for sharing.

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