After I wrote the Java vs. C++ benchmark
I became interested a bit in Java VM implementations. I took a look at alternative VMs like Kaffe, Sable or IKVM and thought about writing my own VM, just because of the fun it would be. I even downloaded the Java VMSpec and began reading it.
But that was the time where I stopped, remembering that I've got a lot of other spare time projects running already and you really have to stop somewhere. There is a new release of Irrlicht waiting to be done and I am already ashamed because of the small amount of work I will be able to contribute this time again especially if you are looking at what Gaz, Hybrid and Tom are doing again. Also, the next release of my free Sound Library irrKlang
(with the long awaited support for Linux) and the world editor irrEdit
(with terrain editing, at least creating instances of terrain) is waiting.
In addition I've always some small side projects running and a full time job to do (we also just did a release
btw, hurra), so dumping the VM idea was a good choice, I guess. Let's see, my TODO-list for this weekend is long, I hope I can get some of it done this time :)