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From: Pilage <pilage@...>
Subject: Re: Java Support on Sparc plattform.
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:17:25 -0600
Ferris probably answered your question, but i looked back and found this  
sent to this list on sept. 5

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Hi All,

As of today, the 2005.1 profiles for sparc32 and sparc64 have been  
deprecated. The major change this will cause is that Java is no longer  
supported. Basically the SPARC port for the one Java solution that was  
available (blackdown) has the following issues:


* Outstanding security issues
* Very unstable performance, particularly on SMP systems
* Version of glibc it needed was holding the toolchain back.


If Java becomes a viable option again, an update will be posted.

Cheers,
- -- Jason Wever
Gentoo/Sparc Team Co-Lead
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On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:09:50 -0600, Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>  
wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 14:32 -0600, Andrew Gaffney wrote:
>> harald wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > recently downloaded and installed Gentoo on my Sparc Sun machine.
>> > Unfortunately i did not find any package containing java for this
>> > architecture. is it possible to install any other java (source)  
>> package
>> > instead? is java support planned by gentoo foundation for these types  
>> of
>> > machines?
>>
>> The foundation has very little to do with development.
>>
>> > please let me know, java support is very important for me.
>>
>> Last I heard, the last version of java that worked on sparc was  
>> blackdown 1.4.2
>> (or something like that), but it had a security bug. If java on sparc  
>> is really
>> important to you, then you probably need to run Solaris. Alternatively,  
>> you can
>> convince the blackdown guys (or one of the other JRE/JDK providers) to  
>> do
>> another sparc release.
>
> Rumor has it that sun is opening the source to their JRE/JDK, although I
> can't confirm nor do I know quite what that actually means.  If true,
> though, a user on IRC has expressed a strong interest in working on it,
> and if all that happens, I am sure we would support the effort.
> Unfornately I don't recall off hand who that was.  You might /join
> #genoo-sparc (on freenode) and ask who the user is and make contact with
> him.
>
> There are one or two java source packages in portage which do build and
> run.  But if "java support is very important for [you]," you would
> almost certainly find them to be deficient.
>>
>> --
>> Andrew Gaffney                             
>> http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
>> Gentoo Linux Developer                                   Installer  
>> Project
>> Today's lesson in political correctness:      "Go asphyxiate on a  
>> phallus"
>
> Hoping this information is useful to you,
> Regards,



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References:
Java Support on Sparc plattform.
-- harald
Re: Java Support on Sparc plattform.
-- Andrew Gaffney
Re: Java Support on Sparc plattform.
-- Ferris McCormick
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