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Re: Removing the TARGET_* layer or not ?

From: Andy Walter
Subject: Re: Removing the TARGET_* layer or not ?
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 18:17:03 +0200


I'm sorry for the trouble which was caused by the target layer. Actually, I'm 
quite surprised about the massive critique now. When we asked to check it in 
more than one year ago, there was very little feedback and the feedback we 
got was mainly quite positive.

We are currently preparing the native layers of

- Solaris
- embOS

for check in into the Classpath repository next week. Especially the embOS 
layer for file I/O illustrates some bigger differences of embedded operated 
systems. Since embOS is unfree, I expect the RTEMS port will be more 
interesting to most people in this list. (I have to admit that the 
differences are not as big there).

Some of the native interfaces we are using here are even more complicated than 
the embOS one, because they are for special operating systems which are only 
used internally in a customer's company, but not publicly available as a 
product. Those systems would probably be of little interest here (because 
they are not available at all) and we would not even be allowed to publish 
the implementations for them. We might be able to provide more platforms in 
the future.

It's okay by us to modify or change things in the native layer. Removing it 
completely means kicking aicas out of the project. After one and a half years 
of working on the project, this would be really sad for us. I would be glad 
if we can come to a solution which is okay for everybody.

I wish you a nice weekend,



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