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Old 20 June 2010, 12:37   #1
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Amiga JAVA

Today I was clearing my Amiga software collection, burning a few DVDs, throwing some floppies, just sorting that Amiga software mess that I have been accumulating over all these decades.
In an old tape archive I found what appears to be two early (alpha/beta phase) Amiga JAVA compilers named Jikes and Kaffe.

So the questions are:

Are they of practical use?
I seem to have the sources of Jikes, is this good enough for something?

I remember back in the day, I used to download eveything I could, without really checking if it was really usefull.
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Old 20 June 2010, 13:18   #2
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Jikes is a compiler by IBM, Kaffe a VM. Both have been opensourced. As Java object code is portable, the VM is the more useful part.

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Are they of practical use?
I seem to have the sources of Jikes, is this good enough for something?
That depends on what you have in mind.
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Old 20 June 2010, 13:41   #3
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AFAIR it's really too slow for being of any use for graphical applications, at least on classic amigas.
I don't know if gfx are supported or is this text only VM?
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Old 20 June 2010, 21:22   #4
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Thanks for clarifying what was what.

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I dont know if graphics are supported, I havent tried it yet, but anyway I will upload it to The Zone! so that you can try it.
BTW, if it is such a slow thing on 68k, it isnt worthwile
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