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2004 Edition Free and Open Source Software Developer's European Meeting


Tom Tromey



Tom Tromey has worked on many free software projects over the years. He wrote GNU Automake, and these days is the libgcj maintainer.
He is an engineer for Red Hat and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

GCJ is a free Java front end for GCC that can natively compile both Java source and bytecode files. This new front end is integrated into the GCC project. The goal of the GCJ project is to provide a complete free software Java system, centered around an ahead-of-time compiler.

This talk will explain GCJ's "radically traditional" view of the Java programming language, and will cover the difficulties inherent in Java precompilation.
Contact tromey (at) redhat com

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