RoboVM status update

It’s been a couple of very interesting months for us working with Trillian Mobile AB, the company behind the RoboVM open-source project. With this blog post we’d like to give you a status update and share a glimpse of what lies ahead. Funding Many of you have shown us your support by buying our sponsor packages. A big THANKS to all of you! Also, before the summer we managed to secure some seed funding. All in all, we’re in a very good position to accelerate the development of RoboVM! The team Up until a few months ago RoboVM was essentially a one-man project. Thankfully this is changing now and we have already started recruiting developers...

RoboVM 1.0.0 alpha 1 released

Today we have the pleasure to announce that we have released the first alpha of RoboVM 1.0! We’re aiming for a stable 1.0 before the end of year or early next year. Read on for the most important changes in this release. Faster build timesWe have parallelized parts of the bytecode to machine code translation performed by the RoboVM compiler. With this change we’ve seen compile times reduced by 20%-30% when compiling the runtime class library. Improved symbol namingWe’ve changed how the RoboVM compiler generates symbols. All RoboVM generated symbols directly corresponding to Java methods are now prefixed with [J]. Other symbols generated by...