mix Odonata and GNU in KaffeVM

Posted 24 Apr 2004 at 03:24 UTC by jserv Share This

Stephane Meslin-Weber creates a great project named as Odonata for Java AWT. Odonata is a set of 100% Java AWT peers making use of framebuffers and VNC as its backend. I got Odonata working on Sun JDK 1.4.2 as VNC backend with TightVNC's Java viewer running on Kaffe OpenVM, and here is my note. And recently, I got Odonata and the AWT/Swing implementation from GNU Classpath cooperating on Kaffe OpenVM, and this can be easily done by a simple hack. Here is my screenshot for Odonata/GNU Classpath running on Kaffe as VNC backend, and TightVNC Java viewer running on earlier Kaffe. Everything is Kaffe powered now.

Missing piece, posted 6 May 2004 at 02:20 UTC by aminorex » (Journeyer)

This is way cool. My interest lies in minimum delivery of Java applications, meaning minimum recoding and minimum download. With JamVM I can include a binary VM in the download, with bytecode stuffed in object sections to load the remaining classes over the wire on demand.

There's one missing piece: A soft framebuffer that uses GDI/Xlib calls.

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