On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 14:25 +0100, Alex Buell wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Sep 2007 19:41:59 +1000, I waved a wand and this message
> magically appears in front of Jim Watson:
> > It is also needed to find if a problem is sparc related - test on
> > different platforms. I can help you with that.
> > There are currently not any bugs upstream that are specific to sparc.
> > I am not a gentoo user, but doing the upstream OOo port for sparc
> Right, I've tried unmasking the OOO ebuild on sparc and building it -
> it stopped with an error probably ~50% though. I can try this again and
> file bug reports if that's necessary?
> As for there being a lack of a Java VM on sparc, if anyone's working on
> porting Sun's JVM, I can help with testing the builds.
Supposedly, this is very hard to hopeless (according to sun). There are
more promising alternatives, such as jamvm or perhaps cacao. I have
played a bit with jamvm, and I think it could be made to work. It's
mostly a matter of figuring out what order the arguments to a couple
macros which are used for test-and-swap are given, and making a few
memcopy macros work right. I've had it running; just not quite
jamvm (or something like it) would make a very nice project. Sun java
would probably not (I think sun have it on their to-do list, but
considered long-term and difficult).
If you want to be an AT, please set it up with jmbsvicetto or with me;
it's mostly a matter of getting you through the ebuild quiz.
> Fearsome grindings.
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Devrel, Sparc)