The libgcj home page

What is it?

``libgcj'' is the runtime that goes along with the gcj front end to GCC. libgcj includes parts of the Java Class Libraries, plus glue to connect the libraries to the compiler and the underlying OS.

What you get

libgcj eventually builds a couple of libraries (one for the runtime and one for the garbage collector), a ``zip'' version of the class libraries, and a program called ``jv-convert'' which can be used to do character encoding transformations.

What is missing?

The runtime is not yet fully complete. Parts of the standard class libraries are missing (most notably AWT), though much of the equivalent of JDK 1.2 has been supported. Also, the bytecode interpreter available only on certain platforms.

How to build it

Just follow our installation instructions.