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8 OSSP js - Mozilla JavaScript Engine
9 Version 1.6.20070208 (08-Feb-2007)
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11 ABSTRACT
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13 OSSP js is a stand-alone distribution of the JavaScript (JS)
14 programming language reference implementation from Mozilla -- aka
15 "JSRef" or "SpiderMonkey". This distribution provides a smart,
16 stand-alone and portable distribution of Mozilla JavaScript through a
17 build environment based on GNU autoconf, GNU libtool and GNU shtool,
18 including support for easy JavaScript build-time feature set selection
19 (ECMA-3, JS-1.5, JS-1.6), optional CLI line editing support, optional
20 "stdio" based File object support and JS/Perl bindings. Additionally,
21 the C API in "libjs" contains both the JavaScript engine and the
22 required Sun math library ("fdlibm") and with all internal symbols
23 carefully protected under the "js" namespace. Finally, a js-config(1)
24 utility and a pkg-config(1) specification is provided to allow
25 applications to easily build with the JavaScript C API.
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27 JUSTIFICATION
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29 OSSP js was created because for OSSP and similar pedantic C coding
30 projects a smart, stand-alone, portable, clean, powerful and
31 robust scripting language engine is required. JavaScript is a
32 great programming language and Mozilla JavaScript "SpiderMonkey"
33 definitely is an acceptable clean, powerful and robust implementation.
34 Unfortunately there is just a stand-alone distribution released from
35 time to time by Mozilla and it is far away from really being smart,
36 stand-alone and portable. At least for OSSP it was not acceptable
37 having to tell the community that for small and stand-alone C
38 components like the OSSP components they either have to install the
39 great but large Mozilla Firefox application (where Mozilla JavaScript
40 is included) or have to fiddle around theirself with an older
41 stand-alone JavaScript distribution and its weak build environment.
42 OSSP js combines the best from two worlds: the 1:1 repackaged
43 JavaScript code base from Mozilla and the usual amount of GNU
44 autoconf, GNU libtool and GNU shtool wrappers as always used by OSSP.
45 Additionally, stand-alone ("stdio" instead of NSPR based) File object
46 support was required.
47
48 VERSIONING
49
50 The version of OSSP js is M.N.YYYYMMDD where M.N is the JavaScript
51 branch and YYYYMMDD is the date where the JavaScript code was
52 extracted from the Mozilla CVS repository.
53
54 COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
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56 Copyright (c) 1998-2006 Mozilla <http://www.mozilla.org/>
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58 This file is part of OSSP js, a repackaging of the Mozilla JavaScript
59 reference implementation, which can found at http://www.ossp.org/pkg/lib/js/
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61 The content of this distribution is licensed under the Mozilla
62 Public License (MPL) 1.1 (see http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/) or
63 alternatively the GNU General Public License (GPL) 2.0 (see
64 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html) or the GNU Lesser General Public
65 License (LGPL) 2.1 (see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html).
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67 HOME
68
69 The latest release can be found on
70
71 o http://www.ossp.org/pkg/lib/js/
72 o ftp://ftp.ossp.org/pkg/lib/js/
73

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