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Avian

Avian is a lightweight virtual machine and class library, both written from scratch to provide a useful subset of Java's features. It's well-suited to cross-platform applications which need a typesafe language but must remain small and self-contained.

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  •  19 May 2014 03:05

    Release Notes: This release includes almost a year's worth of bugfixes. It also improves support for the OpenJDK and Android class libraries and adds additional features to the java.util.concurrent package of the Avian class library.

    •  09 Jul 2013 22:31

      Release Notes: This release contains many bugfixes relative to 0.6, adds FreeBSD support, and improves support for Scala. It also adds support for using the Android/Harmony class library as an alternative to the OpenJDK and Avian libraries.

      •  07 Jul 2012 23:20

        Release Notes: This release adds support for Apple iOS, adds ARM hardware floating point support to the compiler, provides compatibility with the OpenJDK 7 class library, adds support for using LZMA to compress embedded JAR files and boot images, modifies the AOT compiler to export debugger-visible symbols for each compiled method, and fixes a number of bugs found since the last release.

        •  08 Aug 2011 14:46

          Release Notes: This release improves compatibility with the OpenJDK class library, adds support for Linux on PowerPC, and improves localization support.

          •  21 Dec 2010 18:48

            Release Notes: This release adds support for using the OpenJDK class library as an alternative to the default Avian library. It also adds support for the ARM architecture, improves support for apps using custom classloaders, and fixes a number of obscure bugs present in the previous release.

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