I recently got put on the spot by someone asking about Java to native object code compilers. I figure if someone was interested enough to ask about it, it was worth posting to the board.
Other than completely unstable university research projects, here''s the Java to native object code compilers that I know of. Can anyone think of any more?
Cygnus''s gcj. (http://sourceware.cygnus.com/java) Free.
Symantec''s Visual Cafe.