It's nice to see that the Java Research License (JRL) source download
includes the source code to the HotSpot Client and Server VM's. Assuming the JRL HotSpot is identical to J2SE 5.0
, it's a cool download for the developer who wants to know what the VM is doing, and how its doing it. It's a shame Microsoft's Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (SSCLI
) doesn't follow Sun's openness - maybe the up and coming Rotor
release will fix this, and we will finally get to see the real code behind the GC instead of a simplified GC
that was polled by the FJIT.
could be cool for Monte Carlo computations, although it's amazing its taken Microsoft so long to develop this variant of the OS.