TUNES digest, Vol 1 #225 - 1 msg

Pascal Bourguignon
Tue Jun 4 08:37:02 2002

> From: Cyril Hansen <>
> [...]
> > I would love to see them implemented as a library for a
> >widely-used language, despite all we can say against these languages --
> >C++, maybe Java (which might really lack higher-order capabilities for
> >this), why not Python (I regard Perl as not OO enough).
> >
> The advantage of using a largely known language is that we could  
> advertise the project more easily.
> A long term goal should be to become language independent, so my 
> criteria for the language choice would very practical (what language do 
> the contributors know best, etc..).
> Additionnaly, I would prefer to use a Free software platform (and Java 
> is bad in this departement).

There is Kaffe.

But  I think  it would  be better  to try  to be  language independant

What  about having something  like Objecteering  of Softeam  where you
model  the  programs in  a  high level  language,  and  have the  tool
generate the code, the documentation,  whatever, for you.  One can add
his own methods to generate code or modify the models automatically.

From: Jim Pick <>
Subject: [kaffe-announce] Kaffe 1.0.7 Release Candidate 1 available for download
Date: 02 Jun 2002 00:34:58 -0700


I've made the 1.0.7-rc1 release available for download at:

Please download it, compile it, and try it out.  This is a test release
of what will be 1.0.7.

I'd like to get 1.0.7 final out quickly, since it's been 2 years since a
production release of Kaffe has been made.  The only changes between
this version and the final version will be small bugfixes that fix major
bugs (eg. compile bugs, security bugs), and some additional release
documentation (eg. improved bug listing, list of working/broken ports).

In the final release announcement, I'd like to list the platforms on
which the release has been tested, and the results of the testing (good
or bad).  Please send any test reports to

Here is "What's New" in 1.0.7-rc1:

This release is dedicated to the memory of Edouard G. Parmelan, one of
the most active Kaffe developers, a member of the core team, and one of
the driving forces behind the project. 

* Port to ia64 GNU/Linux

* Port to s390 GNU/Linux

* Port to PA-RISC GNU/Linux

* Port to Darwin (Mac OS X).

* JIT port for Alpha on Compaq Tru64, GNU/Linux.

* Support of PowerPC without libffi.

* New version of KJC (2.1A with patches from kopi CVS).

* New encoding converters based on iconv().

* Lots of bug fixes.


 - Jim

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