Jikes RVM 2.4.0 available

Jikes RVM version 2.4.0 is now available for download from sourceforge.net at

The Release Notes are appended below.

* OS X is working again.
Support for running Jikes RVM on OS X has been restored.

** Major MMTk Refactoring.
The most significant refactoring to MMTk since the initial release has
been completed. The MMTk Plan class hierarchy has been split to more
clearly distinguish global and local state, and move toward a more natural
Java style. This has involved substantial changes to the plan hierarchy,
which is now structured a set of subpackages under org.mmtk.plan. For more
information on the MMTk refactoring please refer to the tutorial and
cheatsheet in the MMTk/doc directory, both of which are intended to
assist with users migrating collectors to the new release.

**The recommended version of GNU classpath for Jikes RVM 2.4.0 is 0.17.
Classpath 0.15 is expected to still work, but has not been tested.

** Support for compiler replay
Contribution of compiler replay. Compiler replay is an experimental
methodology that eliminates memory allocation and mutator variations due
to non-deterministic sampling and adaptive optimizations.

Posted by Dave Grove 2005-08-11

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