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GNU Classpath

Escape the Java Trap! - GNU Classpath Hacker Room

Fosdem, Saturday/Sunday 26/27 February 2005, Brussels, Belgium

UPDATE: Presentations are now linked below!

The Fosdem organisation has generously offered the developers of various projects around GNU classpath the opportunity to meet face to face in their own developer room.

We have brought together a wide range of different speakers from various projects that together provide a free software alternative to the proprietary java platform. Developers from these various projects will come from all over the world to discuss cooperation and to make development plans to the next year.

You are very welcome to join us and learn about the IKVM architecture and how to freely mix and match traditional java and .net applications and libraries, how GNU and Apache developers can and should work together, how you can do rapid GNOME desktop development through java-gnome, how researchers are using GNU Classpath to do cutting edge research into Just In Time compilation, see demonstrations of lightning fast native eclipse, learn what will be possible with GNU Classpath and GCC 4.0, whether Kaffe will ever release their version 1.1.5, what we think about compatibility, freedom vs control and learn how you can create your own GNU Compiler Collection frontend for languages such as the 1.5 java programming language.

Full schedule and abstracts at http://www.fosdem.org/2005/index/dev_room_classpath/schedule

Saturday 14:00 - 17:00 - "Building Bridges"

Reaching out to other communities. How can GNU Classpath, GCC/GCJ and Kaffe hackers learn from and work together with others?

14:00 - 14:50 Jeroen Frijters IKVM.NET -- Motivation and Architecture (sxi)

15:00 - 15:50 Leo Simons Apache Gump -- Continuous integration on steroids (pdf)

16:00 - 16:50 Jeffrey Morgan Liberation through Binding! -- Using java-gnome to build desktop applications (html)

17:00 - 17:30 Christian Thalinger CACAO -- From the fastest JIT to a JVM (ps)

Sunday 10:00 - 13:00 - "Demo Time!"

Public presentations and overviews of the current state of the GNU Classpath library , GCC/GCJ(X) compiler and Kaffe runtime.

10:00 - 10:50 Thomas Fitzsimmons Free AWT and Swing -- The GUI parts of GNU Classpath (html) (sxi)

11:00 - 11:50 Tom Tromey GCJX -- Writing a new GCC front end (sxi)

12:00 - 12:50 Dalibor Topic Kaffe -- Past, Present and Future (pdf)

Extra (13h15 - 13h30) GCJ & Native Eclipse

Bryce McKinlay -- Lightning Talk. GCJ and the Eclipse IDE: desktop application development with Java-gnome.

Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 - "The Future"

Technical Planning Session

This 3 hour session for hackers will consist of:

  • A general part explaining what is needed.
  • Splitting up in groups to discuss specific topics to solve the problems and make development plans.
  • A short present by each group about the ideas discussed.

Please add ideas and suggestions to the WIKI: http://developer.classpath.org/mediation/Fosdem2005

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