Jarin's purpose is to integrate Java libraries into non-Java environments providing a very thin wrapper around Java classes, exposing them in the form of non-Java platform- specific library. The main difference from the other solutions with a similar goal are that Jarin neither retranslates nor recompiles the original Java library nor replaces the Java Virtual Machine hosting it. Instead, an existing JVM of your choice is used to host the original Java implementation, which functionality is used then by external calls made by the Java Native Interface (JNI).
This project aims to create a documentation to the Lotus Notes API for Java in a standard format common in the Java comunity and accepted by the most IDEs for Java. The Lotus Notes API is delivered as a Java archive together with the original documentation in the native format of a Domino database with the IBM Domino Designer. The documentation can be read only in the Lotus Notes. Java-oriented tools cannot use it to display a description of a Java class, to browse classes and their methods or to offer an automatic code insertion based on a Java object and its class. The goal is to create a Javadoc documentation together with a pseudo-source code of the Lotus Notes API. The documentation can be viewed, indexed and integrated to IDEs. The pseudo-source code can be integrated to IDEs to support object browsing and automatic source code insertion.