27 Sep 2005 jserv   » (Master)

Play with GCJX

I just saw Ranjit Mathew's diary, Miscellany, and the status of GCJ attracts me, so that I decided to take a try with GCJx. I wrote a small build script, which can automatically check out from CVS, build GCJX, and show you if it's completed or not.

GCJX worked very well with my test cases, and I even modified kaffe/libraries/javalib/Makefile.am.in to drive GCJX generating bytecode for Kaffe's API implementations. It seems to work, but I think I should take a look over the existing build process, according to kaffe/library/javalib/Makefile.am:

    # Note: Makefile.am is generated from Makefile.am.in using 
    # developers/update-class-list (called from developers/autogen.sh)
    # Yes, it's slightly insane:
    #   Makefile.am.in -> Makefile.am -> Makefile.in -> Makefile
    Also, I found the kaffeawt building fault of Nano-X AWT backend. It would be better to introduce new rules for generating the separate jarball.

    Ooops, I have to say again, GCJX rocks. Kudos to Tom Tromey!

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