CACAO 0.99.3 released

This is a bug-fix release. Here is a short list of the most important changes:

  • Fixed PR93 (Process.destroy() now works correctly).
  • Yield threads when sleeping time is zero.
  • Implemented sun.misc.Unsafe.putFloat(JF)V

CACAO uses GNU Classpath as default Java runtime library and supports upstream releases or CVS snapshots. This release requires GNU Classpath 0.96 or higher to build and was tested against GNU Classpath 0.97.2 on a number of various platforms.

CACAO's ./configure has some options for Java runtime configuration, namely:


For detailed information see ./configure --help.

Currently supported JIT compiler architectures are:

  • alpha
  • arm
  • i386
  • m68k (broken)
  • mips
  • powerpc
  • powerpc64
  • s390
  • sparc64
  • x86_64

Information about working applications and some screenshots can be found on

CACAO 0.99.3 can be downloaded from

File : cacao-0.99.3.tar.gz
md5sum : 80de3ad344c1a20c086ec5f1390bd1b8
sha1sum: 6b6d8b99139f4e9e54b599092c6e228c41b1275d
File : cacao-0.99.3.tar.bz2
md5sum : db93ab31c6d1b7f1e213771bb81bde58
sha1sum: 9c963dc63c9ff6e6a891d1f47666af66753fe65b


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