Jikes is an open source, strictly Java compatible, high performance compiler written in C++ that manages to put out code that is considerably faster than javac (the Java to bytecode compiler built into Java). Note that Jikes compiles to Java bytecode rather than to machine language.
- Latest Version: Jikes 1.22-1 (2005-02-18) - Should compile on OS/2 with John Price's header files.
- Jikes 1.18 (2003-03-13)
- Jikes 1.19 (2004)
- Official Jikes website - On SourceForge
- John Price's Jikes page
- Bobby Wolf: J2SE: Jikes - A Better Java Compiler
- Open Source - IBM Public License