The source code for Jikes RVM is stored in a Subversion repository. A developer can either work with the version control system or downloaded one of the releases.
Download a Release
Major and minor releases of Jikes RVM occur at regular intervals. These releases are archived in the file downloadarea in either tar-gzip (jikesrvm-<version>.tar.gz) or tar-bzip2 (jikesrvm-<version>.tar.bz2) format. Use your web browser to download the latest version of Jikes RVM then to extract the tar-gzip archive type:
> tar xvzf jikesrvm-<version>.tar.gz
or for the tar-bzip2 archive type:
> tar xvjf jikesrvm-<version>.tar.bz2
The source code for Jikes RVM is stored in a Subversion repository. There is plenty of online documentation for using Subversion such as the Subversion Book or Sourceforge documentation but after installing Subversion the current version of source can be downloaded via:
You can also retrieve a specific version (such as 2.4.6) via:
If you are a core developer you will be able to commit changes to the repository directly. Otherwise you will need to place patches in the patch tracker.
You can browse the online subversion repository at http://svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/jikesrvm/rvmroot/trunk/.