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Subject: RE: VM question for developers

RE: VM question for developers

From: Ben Allfree <benles_at_bldigital.com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 16:41:03 -0700

Contact managers, text browsers, etc. Not CPU intensive stuff.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
> Behalf Of TP Diffenbach
> Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 4:12 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: VM question for developers
>
> Quoting Ben Allfree <benles_at_bldigital.com>:
>
> > Hi Developers,
> >
> >
> >
> > The Jukebox firmware team is presently discussing the technical
> feasibility
> > of implementing a virtual machine like Java or Python. Assuming that
> > portable C code is available, and that the firmware can be developed,
> what
> > trouble do you think we would encounter?
>
>
> Memory: for the VM plus the libraries plus the interpreted code.
> Speed: java, at least (can't speak about Python) is slow -- a good part of
> the reason is that it allocates memory for everything except primitives.
>
> Question: what sort of java/python apps would you expect people to want to
> run on the Rockbox?--
> Archos FM has a Rockbox!
Received on 2003-05-08

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