DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


This expanded bootstrap system feels much nicer than before. No messy massive reflective stuff so far.


Appears that Throwables have no causes back in 1.2, now that is something.


And now I have at least an exception on Java 2.

VE: 1.2
VM: Classic VM (1.2.2)
RT: Sun Microsystems Inc. (1.2.2)
OS: Linux (2.4.27-3-386, i386)
RD: .
JA: /usr/jdk1.2.2/bin/java
JC: /usr/jdk1.2.2/bin/javac
SH: unix

This being a Debian sarge system, which is quite dated (2005).


Works in GCJ (after not extending 234), despite a bunch of warnings about missing generics. GCJ gives the following:

VE: 1.5
VM: GNU libgcj (4.7.2)
RT: Free Software Foundation, Inc. (1.5.0)
OS: Linux (, ppc)
RD: /home/steven/k8
JA: gij
JC: gcj-wrapper
SH: unix


Well, at least with this three stage setup I can have a clean third stage which is not messily written with reflection just to compile hairball.


Now that the second stage is complete, onto the third which should end up being much cleaner than the previous launcher. I will have to test these in Wine/ReactOS however.


Hairball has been missing Main-Class this whole time.


So now it appears that my three stage bootstrap is finished. I just need to test it on Windows and such now due to the changes I have made.


Testing it in Wine right now for NT targets. Appears that it works without requiring any changes by me. The only remaining thing to check is if the BAT file works (for Windows 9x targets).


Well the batch file works in WINE.