[llvm-commits] [llvm] r83627 - /llvm/trunk/docs/ReleaseNotes-2.6.html

Nicolas Geoffray nicolas.geoffray at lip6.fr
Fri Oct 9 03:13:09 PDT 2009

Author: geoffray
Date: Fri Oct  9 05:13:08 2009
New Revision: 83627

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=83627&view=rev
Add initial information on VMKit.


Modified: llvm/trunk/docs/ReleaseNotes-2.6.html
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/trunk/docs/ReleaseNotes-2.6.html?rev=83627&r1=83626&r2=83627&view=diff

--- llvm/trunk/docs/ReleaseNotes-2.6.html (original)
+++ llvm/trunk/docs/ReleaseNotes-2.6.html Fri Oct  9 05:13:08 2009
@@ -164,18 +164,22 @@
 <div class="doc_text">
 The <a href="http://vmkit.llvm.org/">VMKit project</a> is an implementation of
-a JVM and a CLI Virtual Machines (Microsoft .NET is an
-implementation of the CLI) using the Just-In-Time compiler of LLVM.</p>
+a JVM and a CLI Virtual Machine (Microsoft .NET is an
+implementation of the CLI) using LLVM for static and just-in-time compilation.</p>
-<p>Following LLVM 2.6, VMKit has its XYZ release that you can find on its
+<p>VMKit version 0.26 builds with LLVM 2.6 and you can find it on its
 <a href="http://vmkit.llvm.org/releases/">webpage</a>. The release includes
 bug fixes, cleanup and new features. The major changes are:</p>
-<li>Something wonderful!</li>
+<li>A new llcj tool to generate shared libraries or executables of Java files.</li>
+<li>A rewriting of the JVM C++ codebase to call LLVM garbage collection (GC) intrinsics when it manipulates GC objects. </li>
+<li>Cooperative GC and precise stack scanning using the GC framework of LLVM. </li>
+<li>Fast subtype checking (paper from Click et al [JGI'02]). </li>
+<li>Implementation of a two-word header for Java objects instead of the orginal three-word header. </li>
+<li>Better Java specification-compliance: division by zero checks, stack overflow checks, finalization and references support. </li>

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