>brabuhr / gmail.com wrote:
>>On Dec 3, 2007 6:41 AM, Robert Dober <robert.dober / gmail.com> wrote:
>>>I also would like to have more information about discouraging other
>>>languages, that seems a bold and stupid move IMHO, not at all in the
>>>spirit of education on an open platform.
>>>If this were true I would be rather shocked.
>>
>>IIRC, the restriction was on what could be used for a core component of
>>the platform (to keep the base size down), but that additional devel
>>environments could be added.  I did find this reference:
>>    Java virtual machine can be added via Yum or RPM install
>>    but [is] not part of the standard distribution [1]
>>
>>I will certainly be installing Ruby on mine.
>
>If it can run Java, it oughta be able to run JRuby just fine.
>

It can run Java but it is not part of the core install. The storage is limited and the current Java licensing doesn't allow distribution of a truncated version.

See this page for an update on our work in this area:

  http://confluence.concord.org/display/TMS/Java+on+the+OLPC