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Wow. I haven't been to this site in *ages*. I'm surprised this old login still worked.

Anyhow, I've recently gotten renewed interest in using Java, thanks to gcj
http://gcc.gnu.org/java/

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.3.3 (up to date as of May 14, 2004) and note that, although OS X comes with gcc, gcj is nowhere to be found. My guess as to the reason is that maybe Sun doesn't want Apple distributing gcj alongside the JVM... Sun really likes their "write once run anywhere".

So, does anyone expect to see gcj on OS X any time soon? I'd really like to see Apple start contributing code to gcj... Personally, I see ahead-of-time compiled Java as the way to go. Fast start-up times, low memory use. Just like C++, but without the C++. ;)
 
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Epilogue:

Downloaded the source, built it, and it works great. Downside is, right now,
to get an AWT-enabled GCJ takes some work.

I wrote some build/install notes, for those interested in trying it out:
http://www.bestweb.net/~john3g/gcj_on_osx.html

I submitted them to osnews, and they put up a link:
http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=7111&limit=no
 
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Cool ... thanks from all of us Mac/Java people (or at least from me)!
 
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Yes, kudos for following up and posting your work!
 
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Sweet! You're welcome.
 
On top of spaghetti all covered in cheese, there was this tiny ad:
create, convert, edit or print DOC and DOCX in Java
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