Da Vinci Machine: Bringing More Languages to the JVM

Published: 06 Feb 2008

Da Vinci MachineSun has launched a project called the Da Vinci Machine, also being described "a multi-language renaissance for the Java Virtual Machine architecture." The project includes prototype JVM extensions to run non-Java lanugages on the JVM. The intent is to address JSR 292 Request and have the extensions included in the next release of Java SE, Java SE 7.

It should be pretty interesting how far John Rose (project lead) can take this and whether it will truly lead to a renaissance for Java in light of the popularity of dynamic languages.