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BW: Apogee's Java Tools to Target LynxOS and BlueCat

Aug 16, 2000, 03:10 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Apogee Software today announced that Apogee's Aphelion, a comprehensive programming environment for developing and deploying Java-based embedded applications, is being ported to PowerPC and Pentium/Pentium-compatible embedded processors running LynuxWorks' LynxOS(R) real time operating system. Ports to PowerPC and Pentium/Pentium-compatible processors running BlueCat Linux will follow shortly."

"Designed for developing many types of embedded applications written in Java or a mix of Java and C/C++, Aphelion offers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities not typically found in Java development environments from other vendors. For example, it includes ahead-of-time optimizers that can create fast and compact bytecode zip files of entire deployment-ready Java applications. And, to further accelerate execution of bytecode zip files, Aphelion provides a special JNM optimizer to compile user-selected performance critical bytecode methods into highly optimized binary JNMs ("Java Native Methods"), each directly executable (after being invoked by Apogee's VM through a special fast interface) on a given target processor."

"Aphelion comes with Sun's PersonalJava and EmbeddedJava VMs ported by Apogee to popular types of embedded processors and operating systems like LynxOS and BlueCat Linux and enhanced for high performance. These VMs will gradually be replaced with performance enhanced ports of Sun's new CDC and CLDC J2ME VMs, upgraded by Apogee to be fully compliant with the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ) and optionally offered with a new highly deterministic garbage collection technology. This will result in ports of embedded VMs that are suitable for deployment of most hard real-time applications."

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