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The JOLT (Java Open Language Toolkit) project is aimed at providing a freely available and redistributble implementation of Sun's Java language and tools. To do this, the following components are used:

  • the guavac compiler,
  • the kaffe bytecode interpretor,
  • a custom built class library,
The JOLT project endorses Sun Microsystems's strategic objective for Java (preventing Microsoft hegemony) and declares itself friendly to and willing to cooperate with Sun Microsystems. We hope and expect that Sun will view JOLT's product not as competition but as a second source reassuring to people nervous about any kind of license restriction.

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The initial implementation will be targeted for Linux/i386.

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