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From: Marc Giger <gigerstyle@...>
Subject: Re: Alpha status Dec 2005
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 20:53:00 +0100
Jose, thank you for this very useful document!

I don't know if comments to this document are desired, but I will do it

On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 21:20:21 +0100
Jose Luis Rivero <yoswink@g.o> wrote:


> Experimental java on Gentoo/Alpha
> ---------------------------------
> After some work trying to fix compaq-java (see bug #84306) we are
> nearly sure it is a waste of time trying to make something unsupported
> upstream and obsolete (provide jre/jdk-1.3) work.

Fully acke'd. I share your opinion.

> After some experiences with SableVM, Thomas Cort (tcort) has been 
> playing with
> lastest version of this free alternative to make java work on Alpha.
> SableVM seems to work with basic packages so, our plan is to set up an
> overlay and start playing with this.

Thanks to Thomas for his work.
What does overlay mean? virtual/jre and virtual/jdk? That would be very
I have installed sablevm a few weeks ago and I'm running tomcat with it.
Seems to be working fine here.

> More info about Thomas' current work:
>   -
> Alpha Arch testers Project
> --------------------------

I'll have to look into this one...


> Fernando J. Pereda (ferdy) is working these days on setting up our
> Arch Testers project which has given very good results on other arch
> teams inside Gentoo (mainly amd64).
> For more information, you can read the overview on the amd64 arch
> testers' project page to see what this project is about:
>   -
> Future change on the Alpha Project Page
> ---------------------------------------
> We hope to make some changes on our official project page to keep
> public  info
> well structured and a bit more updated than it is now. Also starting
> subproject sections with information about arch testers, SELinux and
> java would be good.
>   - (current page)
> ------------------------
> Gentoo Alpha Herd
> Dec 2005
> [1]
> [2]
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