# Tuesday, 19 June 2012
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Ten Years of IKVM.NET

Ten years ago today I started blogging about IKVM.NET. It's been an amazing journey and when I started it I never would have guessed I'd still be on it ten years later.

Some of the highlights include making many new friends, meeting industry luminaries, speaking at conferences, working with the GNU Classpath community (and the fun FOSDEM weekends), working with the Mono community and, of course, the open sourcing of OpenJDK.

The end of the journey is not yet in sight as I still have enormous amounts of fun and both Java and .NET keep adding new features that keep things interesting.

Some statistics:

  • 540 blog entries
  • 739 blog comments
  • 22 releases
  • Over 200000 downloads
  • 3637 messages to the ikvm-developers mailing list
  • 4577 messages to the ikvm-commit mailing list
  • 10 security vulnerabilities reported
  • 9 CLR JIT bugs encountered.
  • 2 name changes (from I<<K.VM.NET to IK.VM.NET to IKVM.NET)
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 08:49:34 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Comments [10]
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:37:19 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
I'm really impressed by the longevity of this project and the effort you still put into!
Though I left Java several years ago in favor of .NET, I have always been intrigued by your motivations to keep IKVM up-to-date :)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:34:25 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Congrats Jeroen, and thanks for all the work you put into this.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 18:55:49 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
We shouldn't forgot about new Mono C# compiler backend.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 20:20:27 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Congratulations, Jeroen!
Thanks for all the work and help, wish you luck and many more years for this project :)
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:01:01 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
what an impressive anniversary - congratulations and thanks for working on ikvm.net!
Clemens Eisserer
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 09:22:05 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Congratulations Jeroen. IKVM is awesome.
Dawid Weiss
Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:36:13 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Also making Microsoft give up and realize they had no chance to compete with their J# effort :) Congratulations Jeroen!
Cyprien Noel
Friday, 22 June 2012 11:51:52 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Thanks for giving us IKVM. I use it in several projects and found it immensely useful. Thanks a lot!!!
Monday, 25 June 2012 17:09:02 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Congrats Jeroen!
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:02:33 (W. Europe Daylight Time, UTC+02:00)
Congratulations on complete 10 years.

Great Job ..keep it up.
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