[fpc-devel] New FPC target: JVM

Nikolai Zhubr n-a-zhubr at yandex.ru
Sat Aug 20 22:50:56 CEST 2011

20.08.2011 19:02, Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On 20 August 2011 13:30, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
>> I ask because Android does not use Java Bytecode, it has it's own,
>> completely different bytecode.
> Why did Google do that? Why not stay with the standardized Java and
> get the benefits of all existing Java and Mobile Java apps?

IIRC Google was unhappy with java's licensing and/or management and did 
not happen to arrange it all with Sun in peacefull and mutually 
acceptable manner so they (Google) then opted to step away and create a 
separate new product formally unrelated of java and not bearing Sun's 
copyrights (which still didn't prevent subsequent patent harassment from 
Oracle however)

Now, regarding mobile java, you might notice that while you still can do 
a checkout at svn.java.net/svn/phoneme~svn (and it will still mostly 
work), the project looks and feels like essentially abandoned (no 
bugfixes/cleanups around, links bringing you to 404 pages etc etc) Of 
course there might be some development going on at Oracle internally, 
but there is no visible sign of it AFAICS.


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