FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Gary Benson
Day Sunday
Room AW1.125
Start time 15:15
End time 15:30
Duration 00:15
Event type Podium
Track Free Java
Language English

OpenJDK only supports three processors, x86, x86-64 and SPARC, but Linux distributions typically support many more. Zero is an interpreter-only port of OpenJDK that uses no assembler and therefore can trivially be built on any Linux system.

This talk will be about developments since the last FOSDEM.

The build system has been improved to the point that building is as simple as "./configure && make"; many new platforms have been tried and tested; and a platform-independent JIT called Shark has been developed that uses the LLVM compiler infrastructure to JIT compile Java methods without introducing system-specific code.