The next major release of Excelsior JET will add full support for 64-bit Windows and Linux and open the door to the Mac OS X version too.
This blog category will serve a “progress indicator” of sorts. From today, we start publishing a series of “Excelsior JET for 64-bit platforms” internal news digests on monthly basis to inform our customers and prospects about the progress.
Linker first run
As of October 2010, the Excelsior linker is able to link platform-specific startup object files of the proprietary format used by the JET AOT compiler and produce 64-bit executables for Windows and Linux. The executables printed “Hello AMD64!” on both platforms using system calls.
Of course, the linker is not the only component we are working on. Stay tuned!