FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: VM Rumble, Porting and Architectures

Jeroen Frijters
Ian Rogers
Peter Kessler
Robert Lougher
Dalibor Topic
Gary Benson
Christian Thalinger
Day Saturday
Room AW1.121
Start time 17:30
End time 19:00
Duration 01:30
Event type Podium
Track Free Java
Language English
VM Rumble, Porting and Architectures

There are lots of runtimes able to execute your java byte code. But which one is the best, coolest, smartest, easiest portable or just simply the most fun?

Various virtual machine hackers will each give a short presentation on what makes their runtime special and fun to work with. What cool things they have been doing this last year. What are their plans for next year.

What can other runtimes learn from their experiences.

And how can YOU help! The session will end with a general VM discussion.

  • Kaffe (Dalibor Topic)
  • JamVM (Robert Lougher)
  • HotSpot (Peter Kessler)
  • JikesRVM (Ian Rogers)
  • CACAO (Christian Thalinger)
  • ikvm (Jeroen Frijters)
  • Zero-assembler Port (Gary Benson)