:mega: We’ve published native binaries of Kotlin ...
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📣 We’ve published native binaries of Kotlin 1.2.60 compiler (built with Excelsior JET compilers https://www.excelsiorjet.com/) to https://github.com/JetBrains/kotlin/releases/tag/v1.2.60 If you need to use standalone compiler and faster startup to build small files or scripts, that could be useful. No build system integration is planned for now. Please share your experience if you try them.
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cool.. just curious, have you guys tried, http://www.graalvm.org/docs/getting-started/#native-images ?
graal native-image tool is only available for macos/linux fo the moment, they are working on windows support, from my tests graalvm produce binaries faster and are much lighter
i remember i asked for aot compiled kotlin compiler last year, i'm gonna test this one 🙂
We've tried Graal's native-image but it failed to translate some usages of Unsafe in intellij-core (the most notable dependency of the Kotlin compiler). Maybe those usages are already supported by Graal, we'll need to get back to it in the future
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