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Re: Fedora Core 3

On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 10:14, mr mike wrote:
> Thomas,
> does this mean that when we start a java program it will be compiled to
> native code and then run?

No.  The java command will be a wrapper script that runs gij.  When gij
is invoked on a class name, it first searches in /usr/lib for a
natively-compiled version of that class.  For example:

$ gij org.eclipse.jdt.internal.compiler.batch.Main

will cause gij to look for libraries in this order:


until it finds a match for
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.compiler.batch.Main.  If it doesn't find a
match, then it begins searching through its class path for a bytecode
version of the class, just like a traditional JVM.

The plan is to create separate RPMs that provide these natively-compiled
libraries.  If those RPMs are installed, then gij will transparently
find and run the native libraries, rather than the (slower) bytecode
provided by the corresponding noarch RPMs.


> mike
> On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 21:25, Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
> > To make use of GCJ's abilities, we're going to create an arch-specific
> > add-on package for each jpackage that will contain DSOs created from the
> > jpackage's jars.  gij will automatically find and load these DSOs as
> > part of its class lookup algorithm.  This will give us the speed
> > benefits of native compilation without requiring us to sacrifice
> > compatibility with more traditional Java environments.
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> > 

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