GNU Classpath & friends meeting during Fosdem 2006.
The various free software library, runtimes, compiler and tool
projects around GNU Classpath will meet in Brussel to discuss what has
happened in the last year in the Free Software community and what the
next year will bring us during Fosdem.
The 6th edition of FOSDEM (Free and Opensource Software Developers'
European Meeting) will take place on February 25+26 2006 in Brussels
(Belgium), at the Solbosch Campus of the ULB (Free University of
Brussels). FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event for the community
and organized by the community. See http://www.fosdem.org/
The program will be as follows:
- Saturday from 13:00 to 17:30 - "End-User talks"
Presentations that show what cool stuff can be done with the Free
Stack right now.
- Putting the 'Free' into JFreeChart
Dave Gilbert, JFreeChart Project Leader
A review of the efforts to make JFreeChart work with GNU
Classpath-based runtimes, including a brief history, a demonstration
of the current state (using the java bindings for Cairo), and an
overview of the work that remains to be done.
- Using Eclipse for GNU Classpath development
Learn how to setup a fully working development environment based
on GNU Classpath in Eclipse that can be used to bootstrap the full
free toolchain (and can be used to run Eclipse itself) in just 10
- Eclipse RCP and GCJ/GIJ
Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is a runtime platform for
delivering your Java applications on multiple platforms. RCP is far
more than just a windowing toolkit; it is rich client "middleware"
that provides a comprehensive framework for building and deploying
applications that are modular, extensible, and updatable. The kinds
of applications you can build with Eclipse RCP are limited only by
your imagination. During this talk, we will discuss how the Eclipse
RCP can be used in conjunction with the Eclipse Eco-system and
GCJ/GIJ to build high quality applications.
If there is time at the end of the day we would like to do a
Show-And-Tell where people do quick Demos of applications running on a
completely free stack. Ideas and suggestions welcome.
- Sunday from 09:00 to 13:00 - "Developer talks"
Presentations of (core) libraries and runtimes that are in progress,
made a lot of progress in the last year and are in active development.
- Free Swing, past, present and future
An overview of that state of Free Swing one year ago, what has been
done in the meantime, what still must be done and which applications
- The Free CORBA comes
Dr Audrius Meskauskas
If the Free world does not want to step back in the battle, we need
a complete set of the Free tools for advanced communication over
the network. For our CORBA implementation we needed:
1. Free. No classes with restricted license.
2. Fully workable, interoperable and pass tests, recognized by
the CORBA user community as serious (we needed to find a well
known Free testing suite).
3. Properly commented, being ready for the long life in the Free
4. No pressure to use the outdated approaches.
CORBA 3.0.3 and jdk 1.5.
To reach these goals, we have chosen for implementing a clean room
implementation, using the published standard specifications only.
During the recent year of the GNU Classpath development, this goal
is in large degree achieved. The important directions of future
development could be providing features that are outside the scope
of the both CORBA standard and Sun API, but included in the near all
proprietary implementations (SSH, HTTP and other bridges, get rid of
rmic code generator for RMI/IIOP, fault tolerant behavior, reduced
the footprint and others).
- The JamVM runtime
An overview of the JamVM virtual machine, with comparisons to other
GNU Classpath runtimes, and a section on the VM interface.
- Integrating Vmgen-based interpreters
Vmgen is a tool for writing efficient interpreters. The Cacao
runtime recently added a Vmgen based interpreter in addition to
the JIT engine.
- Sunday from 14:00 to 17:30 - "The Future"
Interactive technical hacker discussions on how to integrate
the projects more and move forward in the next year.
- State of the world, beyond japi
Mark Wielaard, GNU Classpath Maintainer
After a short overview of the various free stacks, libraries,
compilers, tools and runtimes this session is mostly open discussion
about what work remains to be done and how to integrate the various
efforts better. Ideas for work items welcome.
We hope to see you in Brussels on February 25 and 26 2006, If you have
suggestions or ideas for the demos and discussion sessions please
contact us at fosdem(a)developer.classpath.org.
Arnaud, Dalibor, Mark, Michael and Tom
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