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Re: Runtime.exec() implementation

From: Archie Cobbs
Subject: Re: Runtime.exec() implementation
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 09:13:50 -0600 (CST)

Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > I wrote an implementation of Runtime.exec() (including a new class
> > java.lang.VMProcess which extends java.lang.Process and native code)
> > for JC. This can be easily merged into Classpath if people want it.
> > It seems like a pretty glaring omission.
> > 
> > This uses the usual Unix functions of fork(), exec(), waitpid(), etc.
> > and should be as portable as the existing native code.  I'd have to
> > rewrite my JCNI native code in JNI but that would be easy.
> > 
> > Let me know if people are interested.
> Yes! Very much interested.
> If it can be expressed in standard JNI and a C/GNU/Posix like
> implementation is possible then we would love to provide it with GNU
> Classpath. Since almost every VM seems to provide this itself already it
> never seemed like a high priority, but it is very much wanted to make
> GNU Classpath itself more complete.

Great, this will make my life a little easier too :-) Should be able
to port it over in the next week or two.


Archie Cobbs      *        CTO, Awarix        *

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