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From Alex Boisvert <>
Subject Re: suggestion about bridge to java
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2009 22:15:45 GMT
My take is that it would be more worthwhile to optimize JRuby + Nailgun
usage than trying to replicate the RJB model with a remote JVM.

e.g. if JRuby librairies can remain in memory (already JIT optimized) then
you can further eliminate startup costs.


On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Ittay Dror <> wrote:

> first, congrats on becoming a TLP!
> through my usage of buildr on different platforms, i discovered that rjb is
> a very tricky solution. it relies on loading java through jni, a mechanism
> that is not very often used and so is not available on some platforms (most
> painful and not yet working is hpux) and requires hacking on others. jruby
> is not a very good alternative because it slows down the build considerably.
> maybe there can be another alternative: by running the jvm normally  and
> using nailgun to communicate with it, passing object to/from similarly to
> what rjb does. what do you think?
> --
> --
> Ittay

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