Re: Intent to Package: Mozilla, Japhar, and Classpath
On Mon, Mar 15, 1999 at 01:00:04PM -0800, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> I intend to package a trio of projects that will combine to create a free
> web browser implementation.
> 1. Mozilla-- the Netscape-based web browser, now using GTK/themes.
> Currently builds and nearly works. Will upload when it's reasonably stable.
> 2. Japhar-- The free java virtual machine. This is another JVM, written by
> one of the Hungry.com guys. He was also a Netscape employee, so Japhar has
> the distinction of being the only free JVM that supports netscape's JVM
> interface. It is a mostly complete Java 1.2 implementation.
> 3. Classpath -- Free implementation of Java's base java classes. These are
> the java classes that reside in the "java.sun.*" and "java.sys.*" heirarchy.
> Classpath development has been proceeding in step with Japhar, and the two
> now work together.
> Obviously, Japhar and Classpath will not provide the high performance of
> kaffe's JVM (yet), but they do provide an entirely free alternative to Sun's
> proprietary system. AFAIK, even Kaffe requires the use of Sun's base
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1. this should be cross-posted to the Debian-Java mailing list. If you
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2. What is java.sys.* and java.sun.*? I've never heard of these classes and
I've been using Java for 2+ years.
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