[Mono-list] Translating IL -> JVM bytecodes (Halcyon Software)

Nelson Minar nelson@monkey.org
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 08:35:16 -0700 (PDT)

Interesting article in The Register today:

".NET Frenzy reaches OS X"

  Halcyon's Java Dot Net isn't directly comparable - it gets there via
  a different route. Instead of running the common runtime, compiler
  and libraries natively, Halcyon's software converts the Microsoft
  Intermediate Language (MIL) to Java source binaries. The software
  house wants its ASP customers to be able to run on OS X as a first
  stage, and promises a full .NET implantation for some time next

Halcyon is a "Windows migration" company, selling a variety of tools
that let you run Windows things (ASP, ActiveX, etc) on Java. They have
a nice white paper describing how they see the .NET landscape:

Couldn't find any technical details on how they're going to do the
translation, or how well it would work. Interesting, though.

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